April 17, 2015

Lawmakers Debate Whether Pregnant Women Should Get to Make Their Own End-of-Life Decisions

(Texas Observer) – The House State Affairs Committee heard a bill Wednesday that would allow pregnant women and their families to make their own end-of-life decisions.  Currently, under Texas’ advance directive law, doctors “may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment … Read More

March 31, 2015

Odds of Reversing ICU Patients’ Preferences to Forgo Life-Sustaining Care Vary, Study Finds

(Medical Xpress) – Intensive care units across the United States vary widely in how they manage the care of patients who have set preexisting limits on life-sustaining therapies, such as authorizing do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and prohibiting interventions such as feeding … Read More

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