Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Another Case Of Doctor Power In Florida

Here's another instance of what I call Doctor Power - medical arm-twisting whether loved ones like it or not. Here a 19 year-old is on life support & had signed up to be an organ donor. His parents initially went along with the donation, but then changed their minds - the medicos weren't too happy, although the parents (for now) have prevailed.
Doctors follow parents' decision over brain-dead son
Joe and Barbara Austin spent most of the weekend horrified that Charlotte Regional Medical Center might turn off life support and harvest the organs of their 19-year-old son against their will. more

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