HIV and AIDS:
A family conference was called involving multiple staff members including the hospital chaplain. The family's major fear was that withdrawing the ventilator was equivalent morally to suicide and they were afraid of this being a mortal sin. The chaplain was able to address their fears. The ventilator was withdrawn the next morning after the family and friends of the patient had a chance to say good-bye and the patient quickly expired.
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