Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A note about Advanced Medical Directives
NBC Rock Center recently aired a report, focusing on the end-of-life practices at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI (120 miles SE of Minneapolis), “In the end, making hard decisions about dying brings personal, financial benefits, here.
The article discusses the use of the Advanced Medical Directive, which I did have my mother sign about eighteen months before she passed away (at the end of 2010).
Medical care can extend life almost indefinitely sometimes, posing unprecedented ethical problems that previous generations did not face.