What Are "Life-Sustaining" Treatments?

Life sustaining refers to any artificial method of continuing life. These methods include artificial breathing; feeding tubes; surgical procedures; dialysis; cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which includes restarting the heart with manual compressions or electrical shock; and medications (other than those for comfort). It is possible for you to specify which life­sustaining treatments you will and will not accept, and under which circumstances.

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