My sister is 64, totally dependent, bedridden, unresponsive, in a nursing home. She is being given no treatment, but is being fed pureed food. She had glioblastoma treated with surgery, radiation, and chemo 20 yrs ago. We are allowing her to die naturally. Are question is whether there is anything else we can do but just wait? Is is moral, ethical, or legal to bring her home and not feed her so she can die sooner? Thanks
Dear DennyVI - I know this is a terrible situation however I would be very careful bringing her home and allowing her to die. You could be risking someone filling charges of abuse or assisted suicide etc and it is not worth it. I cannot speak tot he morality of any situation however legally you have to be careful.
If she is at peace in the nursing home and they are not attempting any heroics then I believe you should continue that option rather than risk any possible charges of misconduct. Assuming you have a POA or guardianship over your sister then legally you can do what you want so I'm just offering this perspective so you can make an informed decision.
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