It looks like all the children are united, and Jean is the only one that wants to continue this care. What if you are the children, you see the stepmother advocating for life prolonging treatments you KNOW your Dad wouldn't want, and she just can't understand that he is dying? Would you step in and allow feeding tubes? Breathing tubes and a ventilator? What about a PEG tube? These treatments only get more and more invasive, and they DO NOT increase the quality of life. From what I have read, this man is not going to recover, and his life is not going to get any better. Reports are that he now has a bedsore (it's hard to avoid them in old, frail and malnourished patients), which is painful in itself. It appears that he expressed a desire NOT to have life prolonging treatment, he has a terminal condition, and his wife wants to order the medical staff to continue with invasive procedures. Stopping some of these treatments are NOT hastening his death, it is simply allowing the man to die naturally, with a little bit of dignity. It does not mean that Jean does not love him, indeed, it may mean that she loves him enough that she just can't let him go if she can keep him alive one more day, even if there is no quality of life here. I think anyone who has witnessed this end of life decision making process firsthand has a very different take on this story than those to whom this is simply an intellectual exercise.