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Tue Sep 20, 2016, 03:59 AM

Ashland woman didn't want life prolonged, but state says she must be spoon-fed

Former librarian Nora Harris filled out an advance directive and told family and friends she didn't want measures taken to prolong her life after she received the devastating diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's disease.

Now unable to communicate, she is being spoon-fed because the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office says the nursing facility where she lives must help her eat.

Nora's husband, Bill Harris of Ashland, filed a civil case in Jackson County Circuit Court to try and stop the spoon-feeding, but lost his case on July 13.

"My view is the advance directive and Nora's wishes were ignored," Bill says. "There was overwhelming evidence and testimony that she wouldn't want to be spoon-fed."

Read more: http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20160918/ashland-woman-didnt-want-life-prolonged-but-state-says-she-must-be-spoon-fed

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pansypoo53219 Sep 2016 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 05:29 AM

1. this is so wrong & STUPID. and WASTEFUL.

what did SHE want??? assholes.

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Tue Sep 20, 2016, 06:22 AM

2. +1

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