The foregoing discussion highlights several of the key issues and concerns raised by living will
During your living will
brainstorm, try to avoid emotion.
A person generally makes a living will
with the expectation that the preferences for medical treatment expressed therein will be carried out and respected at the time when the living will
What ties together hospice care, the Hemlock Society, assisted suicide, and living wills
is the quest for personal autonomy.
If history is any guide, patients with living wills
will remain in the minority.
Many people who simply do not want what they see as a lot of medical technology prolonging the last few hours or days of their lives when they are terminally ill sign living wills
Experts at Button and Co said making living wills
legally binding would clarify the law and safeguards would almost certainly be introduced to allay fears of euthanasia.
He has the backing of his GP regarding his own living will
, and advises anyone considering making one to alert family and all the health professionals involved in their care.
There are many reasons that people are reluctant to sign a living will
In theory, a good living will
should benefit the firm by lowering its cost of funding.
Barton notes that a living will
also frees your loved ones from the pressure of having to make critical medical care decisions for you while they are under stress or in emotional turmoil.
There is the person (patient) completing the living will
to document their treatment wishes.