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The Right To Refuse Medical Treatment

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The Right To Refuse Medical Treatment

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The Right To Refuse Medical Treatment

The Right To Refuse Medical Treatment

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Many states have laws to require parents to provide necessary medical care for children. For adults, the ethical and legal rules are clear: people have the right to decline treatment, even if it results in death.

Tell us: Have you ever refused treatment your doctor deemed critical?

Guests:

Dr. Josh Ammerman, neurosurgeon at Washington Neurological Associates in Washington, DC

Josephine Johnston, research scholar at the Hastings Center, and lawyer specializing in bioethics and health law