Court Responses to Withholding or Withdrawing Artificial Nutrition and Fluids
Paris, John J.
Reardon, Frank E.
JAMA. 1985 Apr 19; 253(15): 2243-2245.
Three state court decisions since 1983 that approved the withholding or withdrawal of artificial feeding are discussed. In
Active Euthanasia; Aged; Allowing to Die; Artificial Feeding; Competence; Consent; Decision Making; Euthanasia; Extraordinary Treatment; Family Members; Judicial Action; Legal Aspects; Life; Nutrition; Persistent Vegetative State; Prognosis; Quality of Life; Right to Die; Standards; Terminally Ill; Treatment Refusal; Withholding Treatment;
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