Persons who are facing an advanced illness are advised to think about having their physician sign specific medical orders which respect patient choices in end-of-life issues. These orders are referred to in Texas as MOST (Medical Orders Scope of Treatment). In other states, they may be called POLST (Physician Orders for Life-sustaining Treatment). Here are some facts to consider: These … [Read more...] about The Legal Document that Terminally Ill or Frail Patients Should Have
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The family issues which arose at the end of Casey Kasem's life were played out in the public eye, but unfortunately, this type of situation could happen in a lot of families. Let's face it, there are some variables that no one can anticipate. For instance, most of us expect (hope) that we and our family members will die "when we are older" and that we will have time to plan. We also hope that … [Read more...] about Do the Casey Kasem Family Woes Contain a Lesson for the Rest of Us?