life-sustaining treatment

Definition of "life-sustaining treatment"
  1. A medical procedure which only extends the process of dying or maintains a state of permanent unconsciousness, such as the use of ventilators, CPR, dialysis, and surgery
How to use "life-sustaining treatment" in a sentence
  1. He decided against any form of life-sustaining treatment after meeting with his doctor.
  2. The hospital ethics committee had a discussion about when to discontinue life-sustaining treatment.
  3. She signed an advanced directive stating her preference not to receive any life-sustaining treatment.

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