Items Tagged ‘advanced directive’

May 9, 2019

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

By Karl Oestreich Karl Oestreich (@KarlWOestreich)

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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