Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another Futile Care Battle In Texas

This happens with some frequency ion Texas, the first state in the US to articulate futile care at the end of life. It's always the same - hospital wants to let the child die, parents disagree. Media/legal fight ensues. In this case, the parents were able to transfer their terminally ill son to another facility that agreed to support him until his natural death.
Teen's move sidesteps futile-care controversy
A Sugar Land brain cancer patient was transferred from Texas Children's Hospital to a long-term acute-care facility on Thursday, beating the pediatric hospital's plan to remove his life support by five days. more

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