Knight v. Beverly Health Care Center: In the Supreme Court of Alabama
Bostrom, Barry A.
Issues in Law and Medicine 2001 Fall; 17(2): 205-207
Before tube feeding may be withdrawn from a person who is unconscious, pursuant to the directives of a living will, there must be a finding by clear and convincing evidence that the patient is in a "persistent vegetative state" as defined in her living will, or in a "permanent unconscious state" as defined by state statute.
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