Friday, June 8, 2012

Document and Talk about Your Medical Wishes

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 



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