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Can the Right to Stop Eating and Drinking be Exercised via a Surrogate Acting Pursuant to an Advance Instruction?

by Norman L. Cantor         The right of a grievously stricken, competent patient to hasten death by ceasing eating and drinking is increasingly recognized.   http://blogs.harvard.edu/billofhealth/2016/11/18/patients-right-to-stop-eating-and-drinking/   In the typical scenario, a person afflicted with a serious degenerative disease reaches a … Continue reading

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