Donald "Dax" Cowart is an attorney noted for the ethical issues raised by efforts to sustain his life against his wishes, following an accident. This is the quick summary of his accident and the issues that raises much concern and question in the medical and bioethical circles.
Don Cowart's story is a corner stone of the philosophical, bioethical and medical ethics arguments among scholars and legal proceedings. The essential question Dax's condition deals with is the right of a patient to refuse treatment and ask for death. This case is also part of the argument for Active Euthanasia.