What Other Factors Should I Consider In Preparing My Advance Directive?

Who would you like to make treatment decisions for you, if you become unable to so? How do you feel about ventilators, surgery, resuscitation (CPR), drugs or tube feeding if you were to become terminally ill? If you were unconscious and not likely to wake up? If you were senile? What kind of medical treatment would you want if you had a severe stroke or other medical condition that made you dependant on others for all your care? What sort of mental, physical, or social abilities is important for you to enjoy living? Do you want to receive every treatment your caregivers recommend?

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