Consultant #1 (Yates) Discussion This 69-year-old patient is dealing with many of the issues impacting chronic illness in our current health care system - a medical organization that has much to offer, variability in function of the organ systems as the body ages, the profound loss of a loved one, ambivalence, indecision, and depression. Using this reasoning, turning a pacemaker off may be ethically justified if 1 continued treatment is inconsistent with patient goals, 2 death is imminent from either cardiac or non-cardiac medical complications, and 3 the patient is refusing or has refused other forms of life-sustaining treatment.\n Consultant #2 (Orr) Discussion Patients have a right to refuse any treatment, even life-sustaining treatment.
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