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Incapacitated, Alone and Treated to Death

Date: October 6, 2008
Author: Dr. Joseph Sacco M.D.
QUOTE: Mention the idea of withholding or withdrawing medical care from patients who cannot express their wishes, and people get uncomfortable. Advocacy groups use the term “medical killing,” and despite the hyperbole, their concerns are merited. Doctors have no right to judge the value of a life. Many patients want their lives prolonged, regardless of prognosis, quality or need for invasive treatment.

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