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News - March 7, 2008

End-of-life lawsuit strikes at Stanford protocols

Groundbreaking suit could define 'comfort care' for the dying

by Sue Dremann

Stanford Hospital & Clinics is attempting to get a lawsuit on end-of-life care thrown out of court.

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be e-mailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of another community
on Mar 12, 2008 at 8:57 pm

I just want to point out that this lawsuit seems pretty suspect just given its reference to an "end-of-life" unit in the hospital. I was a medical resident at Stanford from June 2003 to June 2006. I know every floor, every hallway, and every nurse's station. And I can assure you that Stanford Hospital, unfortunately, had no such unit. The fact that the family is claiming there was one implies thay have either grossly misunderstood the events leading to the patient's death, or less likely, are just making stuff up in the confusion of their grief.


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