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Medicine/Law: Living Wills #132428

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 29, 1991
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Carterville, Missouri: Tim O'Brien) New federal law requiring hospitals to tell patients about available options, such as living wills instructing doctors what to do if you become incapacitated, featured; case reviewed of Nancy Cruzan, who suffered brain damage in an automobile accident and thus became the central figure in the right-to-die issue. [Senator John DANFORTH - says way was needed to help people state their preference.] [Massachusetts health decisions director David CLARK, Mt. Auburn Hospital Dr. Jeffrey LEVIN-SCHERZ, Center for Medically Dependent James BOPP - offer views on the issue.] Cruzan's father noted taping his own living will.

O'Brien, Tim;
Sawyer, Forrest

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