Protected: 3) Sainath, a 28 year old man met with a severe accident while he was driving his bike. He has been classified as being in a persistent vegetative state for the past 5 years. The doctors in charge of his case have come to the decision that Sainath’s life is no longer of value to him and have requested that they be allowed to withdraw his food supply. It is legal for doctors to withdraw medical support, however, feeding a patient is regarded as part of palliative care and not a medical treatment. Sainath’s parents have taken the case to court in order to prevent his doctors from withdrawing his feeding tubes. If you are adviser to the judge, what advice would you give to the judge?
- September 25, 2015