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Alzheimer’s sufferer, 76, dies from snake bite after his family chooses NOT to give him anti-venom so he can ‘die with dignity’

What do you think the doctor should have done? Follow the law or his conscience, using his medical judgment?

The people who have commented on the news article overwhelmingly agree with the patient’s family’s decision.

I believe I would try to talk the family into a trial of venom, but the law gave them final say. Here in Texas, I could refuse to honor their wishes – after going through the ethics committee process, at least 2 days.

Richard Flora, 76, was bitten by an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake on Thursday out the front of his daughter’s home in Hobe Sound, Florida

Family decided not to give him anti-venom and he died at hospital 11 hours later

Man was in the late stages of Alzheimer’s and hated the disease, his daughters said

via Richard Flora: Alzheimer’s sufferer, 76, dies from snake bite after his family chooses NOT to give him anti-venom so he can ‘die with dignity’ | Mail Online.

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