Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital, where eightmonth-old Charlie is being cared for, disagreed and said life-support
treatment should stop.
rendered the SDM's consent for life-support
The court would have ordered the hospital to withdraw the life-support
treatment and to release Mrs Munoz's body to her husband.
Kevin Lord, 23rd FS life-support
officer and F-16 pilot.
Turf Club medical officer Dr Walter Halley said yesterday: "Kieran is critically ill and on a life-support
machine in the Intensive Care Unit in Beaumont.
Mr Lane claimed he and his wife had made a pact that if either of them was in a coma the other would turn off their life-support
In view of my medical training and current personal opinion, had I been on an ethical committee (granting there ever was one) advising the physician on this issue, I would--respecting my grandmother's autonomy as expressed by the substituted judgment of her surrogate agent and consistent with the principle of nonmaleficence--recommend that her life-support
be disconnected and she be allowed to die in her own house, according to her wishes and life values.
The woman's 70-year-old son was asked to affirm that it is his mother's right not to continue living through artificial means of life-support
. The woman suffered repeated strokes recently necessitating feeding via feeding tubes as well as full life-support
We're running a vast experiment on ourselves and taking out no significant insurance against destroying our life-support
However, some states will not permit family members to make life-support
decisions for you if you have not stated your instructions in advance.
Doctors believed she was brain-dead and her parents Carol, 44, and Jason, 43, agreed that the life-support
machine could be turned off.
Mrs Justice Theis concluded that further life-support
treatment was unlikely to prolong the youngster's life but would cause him pain and distress.