Conservatorship of Wendland: In the Supreme Court of California
Bostrom, Barry A.
Issues in Law and Medicine 2001 Fall; 17(2): 199-203
A conservator of the person may not withhold tube feeding from a conscious conservatee who is not terminally ill, comatose, or in a persistent vegetative state, absent clear and convincing evidence that the conservator's decision is in accordance with either the conservatee's own wishes or his best interest.
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Bostrom, Barry A. (2001-09)Before tube feeding may be withdrawn from a person who is unconscious, pursuant to the directives of a living will, there must be a finding by clear and convincing evidence that the patient is in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 ...