Make end-of-life decisions before it’s too late

“The real reason behind this difficult meeting was that Ken, like many people, had failed to discuss crucial questions with his loved ones prior to arriving on his deathbed.

Those questions are contained in the advance directive, (sometimes called a living will). An advance directive is the document that directs the doctors to follow the wishes of patients who are unable to speak for themselves.

If you don’t have a written directive, or you haven’t appointed someone who can confidently speak for you, then doctors will be obligated to do everything possible — even if “everything” means a painful delay of your death.” More.

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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