Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Quadriplegic man receives the right to refuse food and die

Here's a medical ethics case: An Australian high court ruled that a quadriplegic man has the right to refuse food and water and can be allowed to die. The ruling means that the nursing facility in which Christian Rossiter has lived since November 2008 cannot be held criminally liable for allowing the patient to die, the Supreme Court of Western Australia said. Watch this video clip (if you can't view the video, click here to view the video on MedicineandTechnology.com)

Click here to read this story on CNN.

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