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Second Opin. 1993 Jan;18(3):31-6.

Shifting the burden of proof.

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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, OH.

Abstract

The law places an extremely heavy burden of proof on those who wish to remove life support--even for patients in persistent vegetative states. A number of public opinion polls show that up to 85 percent of Americans would not want artificial nutrition and hydration for themselves under such circumstances. In light of these findings, a different evidentiary standard is appropriate.

PMID:
10123472
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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