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To: mockingbyrd; longtermmemmory
Not that I think the ABA is anything great, but their Consumer’s Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning focuses on helping a person make his wishes clear in his own mind as well as on paper. It lists the range from all care to no measures.

Regardless of what choices a person makes for end-of-life care, it is important to take the time to consider that this issue is far more complex than many people realize. Also, people should look into appointment of a Health Care Proxy, not just have a Living Will, to help ensure they receive the care they desire.

And communicating clearly to the Proxy is important, too. Not all decisions are "live or die"...for example, "do you want risk taken to improve your condition, even if it means a slight increase in the chance of death?"

21 posted on 03/31/2008 8:38:06 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Gondring

the problem is most of the legal advice out there is focused on death rather than the living part of the LIVING will.


22 posted on 03/31/2008 9:04:15 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Gondring

The American Bar Assn. wrote actual letters to people explaining/promoting that they were in in favor of bumping Terri off.


28 posted on 04/01/2008 5:53:45 PM PDT by floriduh voter (FL Gov. Crist "This is America. I can wear whatever I want. I believe in freedom." You go, girl.)
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