More than half of randomly surveyed adults -- 57 percent -- said God's intervention could save a family member even if physicians declared treatment would be futile.
Are we supposed to close the medical schools? Or should we continue to develop science so we can keep people alive long enough until god gets around to everyone?
I'm all for keeping the machines and the treatment going a little while after the Doctor says it's futile, if that's what a family wants or a patient asks for in legal documents. It's not allowing time for a miracle from god, though. It's hoping for a lucky fluke.
There's a thread here I'd like to pick up at some point; A question of whether money used to extend treatment when Doctors advise against it might better be used to give basic treatment (preventative or otherwise) to people who aren't getting it.