Friday, June 8, 2012
An estimated 25% to 30% of Americans have filled out living wills, documents that spell out wishes for medical treatment. But ethicists say the typically simplistic documents aren't the solution many hoped they would be.
Life-prolonging medical technology has far outstripped doctors' ability to predict outcomes. The hardest choices center on when quality of life will be so diminished that death is preferable.
A New Look at Living Wills, Laura Johannes, Wall Street Journal, June 8, 2012
Advance Directives and the Center for Practical Bioethics, You Tube