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Jane has terminal lung cancer, and technology is being used to keep her alive indefinitely. She has requested that the hospital no longer use that technology and she wants to die. What are her rights?

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Jane has rights to refuse treatment. Under the current law, patients can refuse any type of treatment as long as two conditions are met: the person must be an adult, and they must be of rational mind. The patient cannot be a juvenile, and they cannot be declared mentally incompetent by the state and still refuse treatment, on the basis that people who are mentally ...

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The solution provides a detailed discussion with resources analyzing Jane's rights to refuse medical life-saving treatment.