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When will I know if I can take a loved one off life support? Does the family doctor or hospitalist decide?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Patient’s wishes?

Did the loved one in question ever express or document wishes in this regard? If so, then those wishes would generally prevail.
If not, then the family would discuss the gravity of the medical situation with the physicians involved at a family meeting (which you should request), at which time this decision can be discussed.

In brief: Patient’s wishes?

Did the loved one in question ever express or document wishes in this regard? If so, then those wishes would generally prevail.
If not, then the family would discuss the gravity of the medical situation with the physicians involved at a family meeting (which you should request), at which time this decision can be discussed.
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: The guardian

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In brief: The guardian

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