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Ask Dr. Gott 12/07

End-of-life issues still heated

DEAR DR. GOTT: I need to reply to the nun's letter that appeared in my local paper. First, let me say that I am a Christian and believe in the sanctity of human life, but I have seen elderly patients that were being kept alive with feeding tubes, forced feedings and IVs because the family thought they were doing the "right thing" and insisted that these measures take place.

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