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Sick can refuse treatment, doctors can object - living-wills

Conscientious objection envisaged too

Sick can refuse treatment, doctors can object - living-wills

Rome, April 20 - Terminally ill patients can refuse treatment according to a living-will bill now before parliament but doctors can refuse to do so because of conscientious objection. According to the bill, which the HOuse resumes examining Thursday, there is a ban on excessive and unnecessary end-of-life treatment and a recongition of the patient's right to refuse treatment, also in Catholic clinics. But the doctor may refuse to pull the plug because of conscientious objection.

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