"This study is evidence of what can go wrong when doctors, patients and families fail to have frank and open communication about end-of-life care. It is also, in the clarion call of its conclusion, a first step toward refocusing care on treatments that are more likely to benefit patients".
This study (click button below)shows that "far too often, patients in intensive care, receive what their own doctors judged to be futile care.....because the burdens grossly outweigh benefits, patient will never survive outside an ICU, patient is permanently unconscious, treatment cannot achieve the patient's goals, or death is imminent".
Does this kind of scenario sit well with you?
Is this what you would want?
Whom do you want to make your treatment decisions, when facing end-of-life?
Whom is the best person to make these medical choices?
Read article and then ask yourselves, how you can be in charge of your own medical, emotional and spiritual EOL decisions.