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life-support

(līf′sə-pôrt′)
adj.
Of or relating to the methods, equipment, or conditions needed to sustain life.
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Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital, where eightmonth-old Charlie is being cared for, disagreed and said life-support treatment should stop.
final say on the continuation of Rasouli's 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.
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 machine.
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 suffered repeated strokes recently necessitating feeding via feeding tubes as well as full life-support equipment .
We're running a vast experiment on ourselves and taking out no significant insurance against destroying our life-support systems.
However, some states will not permit family members to make life-support decisions for you if you have not stated your instructions in advance.
Mrs Justice Theis concluded that further life-support treatment was unlikely to prolong the youngster's life but would cause him pain and distress.
He will stay on the life-support machine until the problem is rectified.
Have an alternative power source for life-support equipment
In many respects, the modern death-with-dignity debate is an extension of the ethical, legal, and medical arguments surrounding the New Jersey Supreme Court's unanimous ruling on March 31, 1976, that allowed Julia and Joseph Quinlan to remove their daughter Karen from life-support equipment.