Can a Catholic refuse medical care?

By Father Thomas Nairn, O.F.M.| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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It's a common scene in any hospital. A person is rushed in with a life-threatening condition. Family members wait in the emergency room. Two doctors approach, tell the family that things don't look good, and then explain options ranging from very aggressive treatment to comfort care. They ask which course they should pursue.