life-support


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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.
rendered the SDM's consent for life-support removal unnecessary.
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 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'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 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.
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.