(Updated to correct blog info, 1/17/2005
The Jehovah's Witnesses have established semi-secretive Hospital Liaison Committees to represent incapacitated members' wishes (and the wishes of their parent organization, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society) to the medical community.
I have written a letter incorporating a brief discussion about how this practice constitutes, in part a fiduciary relationship and how the misrepresentation of secular facts by the Society could create problems for both the Society and for the HLC members.
My open letter to the medical community draws primarily upon the article entitled, "Jehovah's Witnesses, Blood Transfusions And the Tort of Misrepresentation," by Kerry Louderback-Wood, found in the Autumn 2005 issue of the [u:de4ed056de]Journal of Church and State[/u:de4ed056de], Vol. 47; and can be read at my blog of January 15, 2006. I urge you to share it in any way you wish, to link to it and to comment upon it at:
Thanks for sharing!