Items Tagged ‘advanced directive’

May 9, 2019

Mayo researchers find states sometimes invalidate pregnant women’s medical directives

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Star Tribuneby Jeremy Olson State policies differ dramatically on what to do if pregnant women are dying and are too incapacitated to express their wishes, Mayo Clinic researchers found. Twenty-five states would invalidate advance directives and continue life support in incapacitated pregnant women, in some cases regardless of whether their babies are likely to be […]

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Tags: advanced directive, Dr. Erin DeMartino, Journal of the American Medical Association, pregnancy, Star Tribune

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