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essential - basic and fundamental; "the essential feature"
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The guidance of Quinlan and Cruzan could not apply directly to demands for overtreatment from the other end of the spectrum; namely the reverse, where the health care team recommended discontinuation of life-sustaining treatments while the family or surrogates demanded continuation the treatments.
The court, however, ruled that McNabb's situation is differentfrom the privacy laws that grant protection to gravely ill people who refuse life-sustaining treatment.
While retaining the same basic format as previous editions, this fifth edition discusses new developments in the areas of HIPAA, abortion, and the withholding of life-sustaining treatment.
People are in ignorance of the implications of this Act that will allow someone with the Power of Attorney to accept, or reject life-sustaining treatment on their behalf it they become incapacitated.
And medical technology offers advances in life-sustaining treatments and new cost efficiencies.
"If you want it to, a personal welfare LPA can also extend to appointing someone to give or refuse consent to life-sustaining treatment.
The choices as outlined in the new Oklahoma Advance Directive for Health Care are for (1) no life-sustaining treatment except tube feeding, (2) no life-sustaining treatment of any kind, or (3) all life-sustaining treatment and tube feeding.
The Tenth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) defines a maternal death as "the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes." In recognition of the fact that the 42-day limit is somewhat arbitrary, given that modern life-sustaining procedures and technologies can prolong dying and delay death, the ICD-10 introduced a new category: late maternal death.
Director, Missouri Department of Health, which held that a person has a due process right to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment.
However, after years of searching, scientists hadn't located any LAT-encoded protein, which would offer clues to how the gene exerts its life-sustaining effect on cells.
The firmament of Genesis, dividing the life-sustaining water from the death-dealing kind, becomes a metaphor for our mortality.
The members of the expert panel of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment were honored for cataloging the status of the world's ecosystems and the life-sustaining services they provide.