Friday, December 9, 2011

Consensus on 1-Year-Old's Fate

Hiram Lawrence’s parents have agreed, and Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California, will remove the 1-year-old from life support this afternoon. Writes medical futility scholar Thaddeus Pope: “Apart from the media exposure here, this is how most end-of-life conflicts are resolved. With a little more time and more communication, consensus is usually reached.”

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