Bobbi And Terry's Case Study

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A more recent case involving patient decision making when they are no longer able occurred in 2015 with Bobbi Kristina Brown. Bobbi died after spending half a year in a coma due to labor pneumonia. The main similarity between Bobbi’s and Terry’s case was the age of the patients. They were both adults which ended up in a vegetative state and unable to take the decisions for themselves. However, unlike in Terry’s case, Bobbi’s relatives were appointed to handle the decisions regarding her treatment. They gave a chance for Bobbi to recover before making the decision to remove the artificial feeding. To prevent or assist in the solution of such dilemma, legal procedures such as appointing a proxy or expressing the wishes beforehand were developed.

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