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BE 165 EW SESSION 10 HW 1 On January 11, 1983, 25-year-old Nancy Beth Cruzan suffered irreparable brain damage as the result of a car accident. Doctors diagnosed Nancy as being in a persistent vegetative state, and she could continue to survive indefinitely with the aid of a surgically implanted tube to provide nutrition and hydration. Nancy endured 5 years of tube feeding and physical deterioration before her parents finally made the request that nourishment and hydration be terminated. Even though Nancy had not verbally expressed or left any written instructions about what care she would or would not want under such circumstances, her parents felt strongly that she would not choose to continue living in her present state. After a long battle in several Missouri courts, the final decision was made on December 14, 1990, after testimony was heard from Nancy's family, physician, and friends in the Jasper County Court, that sufficient evidence showed Nancy would not wish to be kept alive while hopelessly
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course CHEM 30C taught by Professor Kwon during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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CruzanQuestion - BE 165 EW SESSION 10 On January 11, 1983,...

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