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mary ,80 yrs old lady was brought to ER for not-responding to usual stimuli. she was diagnosed to be in coma. her daughter who has been with her in the same house, when asked about how to proceed, tells she never wanted to be a burden to people, so, she doesnot want any ventilation , especially if there is no hope of recovery. NEUROLOGIST confirmed that her chance of recovery is minimal. two hours later, mary's elder son rushed to hospital . he is a sort of stranger to his mother, as he stays in california . he tells, doc, continue the life support as long as possible. i just cant imagine losing my mom..............
what do you do?
a. continue life support as long as son wishes
b.stop lifesupport immediately as daughter tells
c. go to court for guardian ship
d.have a family meeting
e.appeal to hospital ethics committee


choice b
daughter just repeating what mother had stated in the past




hi losergirl, and mahendra, sure , you got the question right. daughter is the primary care giver and represents mother (substituted judgement) so, follow her!!

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