Year: 1989 Source: Paragon House: New York, 1989. p.69-94 SIEC No: 20021424

This chapter examines the court case of In re Storar & its companion case Eichner V. Dillion. Both court cases presented the question of whether a surrogate decision to discontinue life-sustaining medical treatment can be made on behalf of an incompetent patient, diagnosed as fatally ill, with no reasonable chance of recovery. This chapter discusses the details of each case, the legal principles governing each case, the court of appeals application of the principles of informed consent, & rights to privacy. The chapter concludes with information for those making a surrogate decision. (118 refs.) (AK)