US News – How to Ensure Your Medical Wishes Are Followed if You’re Critically Ill and Incapacitated

By Ruben Castaneda Source: U.S. News It happens every day in the intensive care units of hospitals throughout the country: Physicians ask the loved ones of someone kept alive by a ventilator and other medical devices whether the patient would want to live hooked up to machines. Or, would the patient prefer to forgo extreme life-prolonging measures for palliative care, in [...]