70-year-old patient on life support asks her physician to turn off the machines and let her die


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A legally competent, terminally ill 70-year-old patient on life support asks her physician to turn off the machines and let her die. The physician follows the patient’s wishes and discontinues life support. The physician’s action is best described as

  • (A) unethical and illegal
  • (B) ethical and legal
  • © unethical but legal
  • (D) ethical but illegal

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