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Ms. Abbott’s next door neighbor notices with alarm that Ms. Abbott’s newspaper was still outside the door of her two-room apartment at 7:30 a.m. Ms. Abbott “always” took in her paper well before 7:30.
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The neighbor knocked loudly on Ms. Abbott’s door, then called her on the phone. No response. She quickly summoned the nurse on duty at the life care center’s nursing facility one block away. Upon entering the living room the discovered Ms. Abbott’s nearly lifeless body, her head tightly covered with a plastic bag, and an empty bottle of Darvon nearby. Carefully written suicide notes were visible on the coffee table.
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The physician at the hospital emergency room worked quickly to revive Ms. Abbott. During the resuscitation efforts, Ms. Abbott’s neighbor told the physician that Ms. Abbott had a living will stipulating no heroic efforts to keep her alive. The physician replied that living wills do not apply in these circumstances.
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Two weeks later, Ms. Abbott’s daughter and Ms. Abbott, a member of the former Hemlock Society, were both still angry at the administrator of the community. Both felt Ms. Abbott’s rights had been compromised. Ms. Abbott was thinking about getting into her car and visiting her lawyer.
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Instead, Ms. Abbott, herself a member, had the life care center’s Ethics Committee convene. She has asked the Ethics Committee to write a policy to cover situations such as hers.
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Given your knowledge of Texas law and as a member of the Ethics Committee, write out a policy you would adopt.

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