In an interesting article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Charles Foster argues that withdrawing life-sustaining treatments in patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness, such as patients in a permanent vegetative state or minimally conscious state, is almost always unlawful from an ethical point of view. The rationale for this argument is that, given the medical uncertainty that exists around prolonged disorders of consciousness, the ethical presumption in favor of maintaining the lives of patients in that state can never be refuted. Read HERE entire article.

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