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Weighing "Clear and Convincing Evidence"

Miguel is a 44-year-old man with Down's syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. He was transferred from a state-run nursing home to the hospital when he developed pneumonia. His condition rapidly worsened, and he was emergently placed on a mechanical ventilator. TPN was started to maintain his nutrition, and when Miguel has not improved in seven days, a surgical consult was obtained to place a permanent feeding tube...

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Published: Sunday, October 1, 2000
Filed Under: Case Study, Bioethics and the Law, Principles of Bioethics
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