- People older than 85.
- Those with severe trauma, which could include critical injuries from car crashes and shootings.
- Severely burned patients older than 60.
- Those with severe mental impairment, which could include advanced Alzheimer's disease.
- Those with a severe chronic disease, such as advanced heart failure, lung disease or poorly controlled diabetes.
Well, the doctors at least wrestled with the issue, which is all that matters to a lot of people in today's society. One of them said that it, "was emotionally difficult for everyone." The rational is that as long as you struggle through the process there isn't a wrong decision to make. This is the same rational others use for abortion, euthanasia, etc.
There is objective truth. There is right and there is wrong. This is wrong, not just an "ethical issue" or an "emotional struggle". Now, we need some doctors and medical ethicists to raise the issue strongly. Any takers?