end of life, Texas Advance Directive Act

Video on Emilio Gonzales

Austin Texas’ KVUE has several video news stories available on their website covering the story about Emilio Gonzales and the Texas Advance Directive Act.

The report is in error because it says that the hospital makes these decisions, when the law allows the doctor to do so, and the ethics committee only determines whether the doctor’s decision is correct about “medically inappropriate care.”

These may not be available for long:
“Medical Ethics vs. Futile Care” is available on this page. (I can’t link to this one directly.) This video covers the Ethics Committee and has part of an interview with Catarina Gonzalez.

There’s more video, here. One is from the day the lawsuit was filed and one, “Life Support Decisions” is from Thursday the 22nd, with a long interview, “I live breath to breath,” with a mother who faced a similar decision in December.

News stories from the last few days are linked to that page, too.

3/21/07 Mother gets more time to find new hospital for dying son

3/20/07 Dying toddler brings futile care bill to forefront

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