Lauren, a resident of Kansas, appointed her husband to be her health care proxy. Now that she is dying of cancer and suffering terribly, she is begging her husband and her doctors to give her an overdose of drugs. Which of the following statements is true? I. If she goes into a coma, her husband has the right to direct her doctors to withhold treatment. II. Her doctor has the right to give her an overdose of pills that will kill her. III. Her husband has the right to give her an overdose of pills that will kill her. (a) I, II, and III (b) Neither I, II, nor III (c) Just I (d) Just II (e) Just III

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QUESTION: Lauren, a resident of Kansas, appointed her husband to be her health care proxy. Now that she is dying of cancer and suffering terribly, she is begging her husband and her doctors to give her an overdose of drugs. Which of the following statements is true? I. If she goes into a coma, her husband has the right to direct her doctors to withhold treatment. II. Her doctor has the right to give her an overdose of pills that will kill her. III. Her husband has the right to give her an overdose of pills that will kill her. (a) I, II, and III (b) Neither I, II, nor III (c) Just I (d) Just II (e) Just III

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QUESTION: Lauren, a resident of Kansas, appointed her husband to be her health care proxy. Now that she is dying of cancer and suffering terribly, she is begging her husband and her doctors to give her an overdose of drugs. Which of the following statements is true? I. If she goes into a coma, her husband has the right to direct her doctors to withhold treatment. II. Her doctor has the right to give her an overdose of pills that will kill her. III. Her husband has the right to give her an overdose of pills that will kill her. (a) I, II, and III (b) Neither I, II, nor III (c) Just I (d) Just II (e) Just III

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Lauren, a resident of Kansas, appointed her husband to be her healthcare proxy. Now that she is dying of cancer and suffering terribly, she is begging her husband and her doctors to give her an overdose of drugs. Which of the following statements is true?

I. If she goes into a coma, her husband has the right to direct her doctors to withhold treatment.

II. Her doctor has the right to give her an overdose of pills that will kill her.

III. Her husband has the right to give her an overdose of pills that will kill her.

(a) I, II, and III

(b) Neither I, II, nor III

(c) Just I

(d) Just II

(e) Just III

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