[4]*413 Nearly unanimously, those courts have found a way to allow persons wishing to die, or those who seek the death of a ward, to meet the end sought.[5]. Mill, On Liberty, in 43 Great Books of the Western World 271 (R. Hutchins ed. App. She now lies in the Mount Vernon State Hospital. In cases like this one, the doctrine authorizes a guardian to cause the death of a ward unilaterally, without interference by the state, and contrary to the state's vital interests in preserving life and in assuring the safekeeping of those who cannot care for themselves. Cruzan v… Carter G. Phillips, counsel of record, Mark E. Haddad, Washington, D.C., Mark A. Thornhill, Kansas City, Kirk B. Johnson, Edward B. Hirshfeld, Chicago, Ill., for amicus curiae American Medical Ass'n. But "[w]hen we permit ourselves to think that care is useless if it preserves the life of the embodied human being without restoring cognitive capacity, we fall victim to the old delusion that we have failed if we cannot cure and that there is, then, little point to continue care." The test is whether the decisional opinion shows that it has overlooked or misinterpreted material matters of law or fact as called to the attention of the Court in the motion for rehearing. In re Farrell at 408. See all … [6] Karen Quinlan lived nine years after the respirator was disconnected. 2d 788 (1975). Tribe, American Constitutional Law, 1365 (2d ed. In contrast, the majority balanced these same interests in Nancy's case yet declared, without authority, that the state's interest prevailed. [Cruzan v. Harmon, 760 S.W.2d 408 (Mo. Cruzan v. Harmon,760 S.W.2d 408, 416-417 (Mo.1988) (en banc). We find no principled legal basis which permits the coguardians in this case to choose the death of their ward. banc 1988). We are asked to hold that the cost of maintaining Nancy's present life is too great when weighed against the benefit that life conveys both to Nancy and her loved ones and that she must die. The majority states, "A guardian's power to exercise third party choice arises from the state's authority, not the constitutional rights of the ward." 28, 1990; D-5. [21] "The `qualification' that the [court] alluded to was the notion of preserving a `cognitive, sapient life.' The circuit judge properly found the facts and applied the law. Yet no matter how the question is posed, the judgment for review under Murphy is supported by the law and the facts and should be upheld. The trial court found that there was no reasonable possibility that she would return to a cognitive or sapient life. v. Beverly Enterprises et al., No. His life expectancy was three to six months. Nancy Beth Cruzan: in no voice at all. AMERICAN MEDICAL . On the dispositive point, the State argues that the trial court erred in "holding that a refusal to allow withdrawal of nutrition and hydration under the facts of this case would deny Nancy Cruzan's `right to liberty' and that to deny the coguardians the authority to act on her behalf would deprive her of equal protection of the laws." 1988). Majzoub, a neurosurgeon, examined Nancy in the ICU following surgery, reviewing a CAT scan of her head showing no significant abnormalities. URITA defines a "terminal condition" as "an incurable or irreversible condition that, without the administration of life-sustaining treatment, will, in the opinion of the attending physician, result in death within a relatively short time." All her basal systems appeared normal. Commentators do not find this analysis persuasive. 629, 405 N.E.2d 115 (1980), Custody of a Minor, 385 Mass. The Rule and statute mandate in the clearest possible language that the cause be reheard. Google Scholar Cruzan v Harmon, 760 SW2d 408, 424 (Mo 1988). The court found a constitutional basis for the refusal-of-treatment decision, but eschewed the cognitive, sapient, quality of life considerations found in Quinlan. It begins with the judgment entered by the trial court: "On Tuesday, January 11, 1983 at approximately 12:50 a.m., Nancy Beth Davis nee Cruzan, our ward, was driving a 1963 Rambler Classic Sedan, alone, East on Elm Road (a/k/a Krummel Nursery Road), 2.1 miles East of Alternate U.S. Highway 71, Southeast of Carthage, Missouri, Jasper County. Nor is she terminally ill. That is the question presented in Cruzan ex rel. The great body of legal precedent, applied to the facts as properly found below, mandates that this case be affirmed. [19] The temptation here is to allow medical terminology to dictate legal principle. [3] She is not terminally ill. Medical experts testified that she could live another thirty years. In the alternative, the Court should recognize what I believe to be the right of the people to have this case decided by the regular members of the Supreme Court. This change of focus by the medical community led courts away from constitutional foundations for decisions in this area. 527, 510 A.2d 125 (Ch. Jurimetrics, Vol. In a manner consistent with this provision, Section 459.055(5), RSMo 1986, plainly states: "Sections 459.010 to 459.055 do not condone, authorize or approve mercy killing or euthanasia nor permit any affirmative or deliberate act or omission to shorten or end life.". Nancy was lifeless and not breathing when Trooper Penn examined her without moving her. Jobes, 529 A.2d at 443. Nonetheless, the court allowed her family's wishes to be carried out under the "substituted judgment" test. It would subject them to radical and insidious discrimination based on their disabilities.". See e.g., Brief of the American Medical … [3], In summation, respondents' counsel observed: "The family came to the trial court after long and careful deliberation. Cruzan by Cruzan v. Harmon, 760 S.W.2d 408 (Mo. "There is a fundamental natural right expressed in our Constitution as the `right to liberty'[3], which permits an individual to refuse or direct the withholding or withdrawal of artificial death prolonging procedures when the person has no more cognitive brain function than our Ward and all the physicians agree there is no hope of further recovery while the deterioration of the brain continues with further overall worsening physical contractures. 2d 289 (1976). By the time the Cruzan case reached the Missouri Supreme Court in 1988, that court had recognized a competent person's right to refuse treatment, as part of the doctrine of informed consent. Cruzan "is not dead. First, the law did not take effect until after Nancy's accident. A decision to refuse treatment, when that decision will bring about death, should be as informed as a decision to accept treatment. She was discharged to be admitted to the Mt. 1199, 1205-06, 159 S.W.2d 291, 294 (1942), this Court stated that a right of privacy may grow out of a constitutional right. Conroy. Since then she has never been con? Bouvia and In re Farrell, 108 N.J. 335, 529 A.2d 404 (1987), took the next step; they found that the state's interest in preserving life is not compelling when a competent patient wishes to have life-sustaining treatment withdrawn. There a 28-year-old, quadriplegic woman afflicted with severe cerebral palsy sought removal of the nasogastric tube by which she was fed. Cruzan v. Harmon, 760 S.W.2d 408, 416-417 (1988) (en banc). Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health, 497 U.S. 261, was a United States Supreme Court case. v. C., 124 Misc.2d 672, 477 N.Y.S.2d 281 (N.Y.Sup.Ct. Gray at 586. Art. 103, 501 A.2d 1040 (1985), In the Matter of Clark, 210 N.J.Super. Gray at 584. Rule 84.17 provides for a rehearing when the Court's decision has overlooked or misinterpreted *443 material matters of law or fact as shown by its opinion. Karen's father sought judicial permission to disconnect the respirator, believing that death would follow quickly;[6] the expert medical testimony so advised him. of Health, Jefferson City, Thad C. McCanse, David B. Mouton, Carthage, for appellants. 19 references to Matter of Conroy, 486 A.2d 1209 (N.J. 1985) Supreme Court of New Jersey Jan. 17, 1985 Also … While recognizing that the state's interest in life must be considered, the court reasoned that the state's interest could not overcome Brophy's right to discontinue treatment. 417, 435, 497 N.E.2d 626, 636 (1986). The trial court, however, found, by clear and convincing evidence, "given [Nancy's] present condition she would not want to continue on with her nutrition and hydration." To be sure, no one carries a malevolent motive to this litigation. After two or three weeks, she developed pneumonia, probably from food aspiration as a result of oral feeding efforts and was rehospitalized for a short time and then returned to the grandmother's home. Nevertheless, the majority refinds facts to support its result, an inexcusable exercise for this Court. Noting that "it is naive to pretend that the right to self-determination serves as the basis for substituted decision making...." 486 A.2d at 1231, the court went on to permit the termination of life support "if it is manifest that such action would further the patient's best interests...." Id. Nancy Jobes was pregnant and in excellent health. The medical argument, if carried to its natural conclusion, takes us into a dangerous realm; it seems to say that treatment which does not cure can be withdrawn. The efforts of courts to establish guidelines have been less than satisfactory. Robert HARMON, et al., Appellants, of Health, 497 U.S. 261 (1990)] The case eventually ended up before the U.S. Supreme Court. 7 Chief Justice Rehnquist's opinion was joined by Justices White, O'Connor, Scalia, and Kennedy. The burden of continuing the provision of food and water, while emotionally substantial for Nancy's loved ones, is not substantial for Nancy. And we understand, for these loving parents have seen only defeat through the memories they hold of a vibrant woman for whom the future held but promise. There is substantial disagreement on this point among physicians and ethicists. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES 497 U.S. 261; 110 S. Ct. 2841; 111 L. Ed. As pointed out in the principal opinion, Cruzan v. Harmon v. McCanse, 760 S.W.2d at 419 (Mo. [1] The guardian ad litem finds himself in the predicament of believing that it is in Nancy's "best interest to have the tube feeding discontinued," but "feeling that an appeal should be made because our responsibility to her as attorneys and guardians ad litem was to pursue this matter to the highest court in the state in view of the fact that this is a case of first impression in the State of Missouri.". The Cruzan decision (1) definitively recognizes the right to refuse medical care as a … 9. In "formal" discussions consistent with his role as a teacher in a Catholic high school and a mission of promulgating Catholic moral principles, Fox discussed the Karen Quinlan care and stated that he wanted nothing extraordinary done to keep him alive. For most of the world's history, and presently in most parts of the world, such decisions would never arise because the technology would not be available. hydration." It is here to examine and determine Nancy Cruzan's right to die under the federal and state constitutions, under our existing case law which requires us to defer to the facts as found below, and under the large body of precedent established by the courts of our sister states. Yet, several years ago, a respected judge needed extraordinary treatment which the hospital in which he was a patient was not willing to furnish without a huge advance deposit, and the state apparently had no desire to help out. banc 1976). 1. The principal opinion, states that "[n]one of the parties argue that Missouri's Living Will statute applies in this case." Irreversible brain damage followed; she needed assistance breathing and received nourishment through a tube inserted into the jejunum of her small intestine. Rptr. See Schloendorff v. Society of New York Hosp., 211 N.Y. 125, 129-30, 105 N.E. Section 459.015.3, RSMo 1986. Nutrition or hydration under these circumstances is medical treatment because it can only be and has for the past five years been maintained by the surgically implanted gastrostomy tube. 1988) (en banc), cert. In sum, we hold that the co-guardians do not have authority to order the withdrawal of hydration and nutrition to Nancy. This is a case in which we are asked to allow the medical profession to make Nancy die by starvation and dehydration.” [Cruzan v. Harmon, 760 S.W.2nd 408, 412 (Mo. Substituted judgment in that case permits the decisionmaker to assume that he is an incompetent who becomes competent but continues to weigh the decision as though incompetent. In In re Storar and In re Eichner, 52 N.Y.2d 363, 420 N.E.2d 64, 438 N.Y.S.2d 266 (1981), the court found the common law right to refuse treatment sufficient to warrant termination of treatment (Eichner) and rejected the substituted judgment analysis in matters relating to persons who experienced lifetime incompetency (Storar). Broad policy questions bearing on life and death issues are more properly addressed by representative assemblies. Cru-zan v. Director, Missouri Dep't of Health, 110 S. Ct. 2841 (1990). New Jersey has perhaps the longest line of cases on this subject. If we cannot authorize withdrawing or withholding "medication," "nutrition" or "hydration," then what can we authorize to be withheld in Missouri? These have vast fact and opinion gathering and synthesizing powers unavailable to courts; the exercise of these powers is particularly appropriate where issues invoke the concerns of medicine, ethics, morality, philosophy, theology and law. I am sure that courts which have ordered transfusions or other procedures all have relied or acted on the basis of very strong medical opinion. Id. denied, 429 U.S. 922, 97 S. Ct. 319, 50 L. Ed. To deny the exercise because the patient is unconscious is to deny the right. 438 N.Y.S. App. But until Nancy's wis… Both the state and the guardian ad litem appealed. A declaration may, but need not, be in the following form: If I should have an incurable or irreversible condition that will cause my death within a relatively short time, and I am no longer able to make decisions regarding my medical treatment, I direct my attending physicians, pursuant to the Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act of this State, to withhold or withdraw treatment that only prolongs the process of dying and is not necessary to my comfort or to alleviate pain. Rptr. Div.1986), In the Matter of O'Brien, 135 Misc.2d 1076, 517 N.Y.S.2d 346 (N.Y.Sup.Ct.1986), Vogel v. Forman, 134 Misc.2d 395, 512 N.Y.S.2d 622 (N.Y.Sup.Ct.1986), In the Matter of Fink, 135 Misc.2d 270, 514 N.Y.S.2d 893 (N.Y.Sup.Ct. 210 FLORIDA … "The maintenance of nutrition and hydration to our Ward, unresponsive to her environment and without hope of further recovery becomes medical treatment when it can only be provided by gastrostomy tube. [4] In this particular case the state has Nancy in its possession, and is litigating its right to keep her. Pages: 8 1 Step 1 Paper Details & Billing Info; 2 Step 2 Delivery Options; 3 step 3 Payment Options; Step 1: Paper Details … In addressing the emotional distinction between nutrition and hydration and other medical procedures, the court stated: Id. Issues Law Med. 1, 426 N.E.2d 809 (Comm.Pl.1980); Matter of Welfare of Colyer, 99 Wash. 2d 114, 660 P.2d 738 (1983). 179 Cal.App.3d 1127 - BOUVIA v. ... Cruzan v. Harmon… 3. Quinlan, and cases which follow it, announce that a patient's right to refuse medical treatment also arises from a constitutional right of privacy. 543 So.2d 258 - IN RE GUARDIANSHIP OF BROWNING, District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. At all times, the dignity of the patient should be maintained. Contrary to the diversionary question posed by the majority, the parties as aforesaid present the question answered by the trial court in favor of Nancy Cruzan: Whether, under the evidence and applicable law, Nancy Cruzan, an adult incompetent, has the right to be free from an unwanted artificial life support device surgically implanted in her body, requested and authorized to be removed by her guardians. Penn arrived six minutes later to find Nancy Beth Cruzan lying face down in a ditch, approximately thirty-five feet from her overturned vehicle. The hospital and … Second, the court resolved the issue "whether nutrition and hydration supplied through a gastrostomy tube are a form of medical treatment that Marcia Gray may properly refuse." V, § 3. "To deny the Co-guardians the authority to act in this instance is to deprive the Ward of the equal protection of the law which is constitutionally guaranteed.[4]. Cruzan v. Director, Mo. Euthanasia is not statutorily defined and there are differing definitions in both lay and professional terms. It is all the more inadequate to support a refusal that will result in certain death." Thereafter, she seemed to improve somewhat and was able to take nutrition orally. They arrived at 1:12 a.m. Lee commenced a search of the area for a baby reportedly thrown from the vehicle while Lt. Nuse and Smith went to the assistance of the paramedics with Firefighter Smith administering CPR when Nancy resumed breathing. The Barber decision provides protection against the publication of private facts and springs from the well-known tort of invasion of privacy. 2d 160 (Fla.Dist.Ct.App.1978) to recognize a right to privacy in medical treatment decisions); Matter of Quinlan, 70 N.J. 10, 355 A.2d 647 (1976); Matter of Welfare of Colyer, 99 Wash. 2d 114, 660 P.2d 738 (1983); Rasmussen by Mitchell v. Fleming, 154 Ariz. 207, 741 P.2d 674 (1987). We of course are not bound by the decisions of other courts of coordinate authority, and may adopt unique rules, differing from all others, but we should certainly pause before departing from the overwhelming course of authority. 580 (D.R.I.1988). 297 (1986), In re Drabick III, 200 Cal. The final diagnosis estimated she suffered anoxia (deprivation of oxygen) for 12 to … The court recognized a general right to refuse medical treatment in appropriate circumstances and held that such a right extends to incompetents. These three cases limit themselves to circumstances in which the patient is terminally ill. Cases which follow, however, recognize no such restraint, but extend the principles upon which the Quinlan-Saikewicz-Eichner/ Storar trilogy rely, to persons who are not terminally ill. 488 (W.D.Wash.1967), aff'd, 390 U.S. 598, 88 S. Ct. 1260, 20 L. Ed. In light of Karen's inability to exercise the right herself the court wrote: Superintendent of Belchertown State School v. Saikewicz, 373 Mass. While this is a case of first impression in Missouri, the courts of some of our sister states have grappled with similar issues. [14] As will be seen, however, even if we recognize such a broadly sweeping right of privacy, a decision by Nancy's co-guardians to withdraw food and water under these circumstances cannot be sustained. McConnell et al. Cruzan by Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Dept. "The erosion of distinctions based on treatment complicated constitutional analysis since there was no other readily apparent standard which courts could use to calibrate the burden of an individual's privacy right inflicted by particular kinds of treatment." The court allowed Brophy's guardian to exercise his substituted judgment to terminate feeding. Nancy is not terminally ill. 2d 140 (1986), the Supreme Court considered whether the right to privacy extended to the conduct of homosexuals. … In my opinion, the trial judge made a courageous voyage in an area not previously charted by Missouri courts, and the resulting judgment is supported unquestionably by both the evidence and the law. [17] Missouri courts have ordered blood transfusions for infants and children over the religious objection of parents in order to preserve the child's life and health. This result can be obtained only if the state's interest in the preservation of life is substantially discounted. Nancy remained in a coma for approximately three weeks following the accident. [2] She receives the totality of her nutrition and hydration through the gastrostomy tube. "IT IS SO ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED this 27th day of July, 1988.". We thus find no unfettered right of privacy under our constitution that would support the right of a person to refuse medical treatment in every circumstance. July 8, 1988): The patient was diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state as a result of traumatic brain injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Again, the irony in the majority view is its reversal on the ground of "erroneous declaration of law." 697, 434 N.E.2d 601 (1982), In the matter of Hier, 18 Mass.App.Ct. We turn now to the facts of this case. The only case cited by the majority in which a court did not allow the removal of life-sustaining medical treatment is Matter of Conroy, 98 N.J. 321, 486 A.2d 1209 (1985). "The only economic considerations in this case rest with Respondent's employer, the State of Missouri, which is bearing the entire cost of care. Eventually, the case made it to the Supreme Court. The appellants have the normal burden of demonstrating error, which these defendants have not done. The weather was clear and the pavement dry on a cool January night. [14] This is not a matter of forfeiture of a constitutional right because that term implies some state action which deliberately removes or limits a constitutional right. See infra notes 30-38 and accompanying text. 876 (1864) (the court being equally divided, the decree was affirmed by necessity); Etting v. Bank of U.S., 24 U.S. (11 Wheat) 59, 6 L. Ed. The tests established by this same court in Conroy were not applicable. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. Results were achieved at about 1:12 a.m. with a BP 60/0. Appellants Harmon and Lamkins contend the court erred in concluding that the living will statute does not prohibit withdrawal of the artificial life support in this case; in holding that refusal of the withdrawal would deny Nancy Cruzan's "Right To Liberty" and to deny the guardians to act on her behalf would deprive her of equal protection of the law; in failing to decide whether withdrawal of the support was appropriate, in failure to have clear and convincing evidence to support its findings, and in identifying the factors that authorize the withdrawal. The patient, while competent, had indicated she would not want to be kept alive by life-prolonging equipment. The court found that Mrs. Jobes' previous statements about refusing life support under conditions like Karen Quinlan's were. Const. 4. Not mentioned by the majority is Gray v. Romeo, 697 F. Supp. Shakespeare, MacBeth, I, iii. at 431. A third test, characterized as the pure objective test, is operable where there is no evidence of the patient's desires as to life sustaining treatment. The result that I feared and pointed out to the Court has now come to pass. A respirator assisted her breathing; a feeding tube provided her nourishment. Brophy, 497 N.E.2d at 635 (emphasis added). 209 Conn. 692 - MCCONNELL v. In re Colyer, 99 Wash. 2d 114, 660 P.2d 738, 743 (1983). 6. 360 (1986), Bouvia v. Super Ct. of Los Angeles, 179 Cal. Advance life support procedures were instituted at 1:11 a.m. per orders of the emergency room doctor at the *431 hospital. 417, 497 N.E.2d 626 (1986); MINNESOTA: In the matter of Torres, 357 N.W.2d 332 (Minn.1986); NEW JERSEY: In the matter of Quinlan, 70 N.J. 10, 355 A.2d 647 (1976), In the Matter of Conroy, 98 N.J. 321, 486 A.2d 1209 (1985), Iafelice v. Luchs, 206 N.J.Super. "Nancy's recovery from surgery was apparently uneventful. Because the majority acts in my view, contrary to the facts and the law, and because of the importance of the case and its effect on the rights of the citizens of Missouri, I register my formal dissent. This case is not before us to establish groundwork for future right-to-life litigation. "Continuous observations by primary care givers, her family and attending physicians and a recent neurological examination *432 by Dr. George Wong report that Nancy remains unconscious, is unresponsive to her environment with atrophy and contractures of her four extremities. Abstract Two recent court cases, Cruzan v Harmon and In the Matter of O'Connor, denied family requests to withhold or withdraw life‐sustaining treatment. In 1983, Nancy Beth Cruzan was involved in an automobile accident which left her in a "persistent vegetative state." In this case, only the state's interest in the preservation of life is implicated. The Cruzan case began in a Missouri public hospital. But, Missouri then defines "death-prolonging procedures" in § 459.010(3), RSMo 1986, as follows: Section 459.010(3), RSMo 1986 (Emphasis added). In so doing it unnecessarily subjects Nancy and those close to her to continuous torture which no family should be forced to endure. at 430. As the majority recognizes, ante, at 281-282, Missouri has a parens patriae interest in providing Nancy Cruzan, now incompetent, with as accurate as possible a determination of how she would exercise her rights under these circumstances. Thad McCANSE, Appellant-Guardian Ad Litem. [4] The following is a list of state court cases since 1976 addressing the initiation or removal of life-sustaining treatment: ARIZONA: Rasmussen v. Fleming, 154 Ariz. 207, 741 P.2d 674 (1987); CALIFORNIA: Barber v. Super. The statute's import here is as an expression of the policy of this State with regard to the sanctity of life. Gray at 586. Nor is that care particularly burdensome for her, given that she does not respond to it. This case arose from a car accident on January 11, 1983, when Nancy Cruzan lost control of her vehicle and was thrown into a ditch with standing water. Cruzan v. Harmon… banc). *418 If Nancy possesses such a right, it must be found to derive from the federal constitutional right to privacy announced by the United States Supreme Court. Section 475.120.3, RSMo 1986, provides that the guardian of an incapacitated ward shall provide for the ward's "care, treatment, habilitation, education, support and maintenance" and has the power to: The statute makes no provision for the termination of medical treatment; to the contrary, it places an express, affirmative duty on guardians to assure that the ward receives medical care and provides the guardian with the power to give consent for that purpose. 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