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(Studio: Connie Chung) Americans noted scrambling to write "living wills" following last week's Supreme Court decision blocking removal of life support system from a woman in an irreversible coma; scenes shown of group of people discussing management of the miracles of modern medicine. [Citizens Committee on Biomedical Ethics Helen BLANK, Mary STRONG - comment.] Mushrooming health care decisions movement to put ordinary citizens back into the decision-making process examined. [Hastings Center Bruce JENNINGS - explains aims of these groups.] [Vermont ethics network Michelle CHAMPOUX - talks about issues of values and the new technology.] [Inn owner David SMITH, Vermont health policy council Paul WALLACE-BRODEUR - talk about medical issues and the public.] [JENNINGS - says people want to explore the implications of medical policy.] Increasing cost of medical care cited.
- Chung, Connie
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