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Law / Right-To-Die Information #336514

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 02, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Rita Braver) New law which requires that hospitals and nursing homes inform patients upon admission of their right to die featured. [Registered nurse Carol STEWART - explains right to die to patient Mickey Greer.] [GREER, patient Theresa SOLOMON - comment.] Case of Nancy Cruzan who spent months in a coma because her parents were not allowed to have her feeding tube removed recalled; photograph of Cruzan shown. [Baylor ethics committee Dr. Robert FINE - comments on improved communications.] Excerpt shown from California Health Decisions informational video.

Reporter(s):
Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:10

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