If dying while on life support should we instead of the family decide to pull the plug

May 8, 2015, 7:04 pm

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The debate "If dying while on life support should we instead of the family decide to pull the plug" was started by Zach_Hill on May 8, 2015, 7:04 pm. By the way, Zach_Hill is disagreeing with this statement. 6 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 21 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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AnkGanu, denno27 and 4 visitors agree.
Zach_Hill, PsychDave, I_Voyager, Violet, toughgamerjerry, sphericdrake, DarkAngelAnarchist, Benzdick, skyfrancois_97 and 12 visitors disagree.

The only problem with your argument is the potential for abuse - a family member with a strong dislike for the person, or who has a vested interest in their death, could have the ability to turn off life support, even if the person may still have a chance

4 years, 1 month ago

Who is we who you feel should decide rather than the family?

The family is in the best position to know the person on life support and their wishes. If they left legal instructions (like a living will) then obviously that takes precedence but, barring that, those that know and love the individual are the best way of knowing the wishes of the person.

4 years, 1 month ago
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