In the past, we discussed end-of-life decisions. Please review some of the resources and information provided during that series on Death.
One of my readers made an important point in a personal discussion we were having today and I feel it is worth mentioning here.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic many more patients are being put on respirators (ventilators) to assist in breathing. Many, if not most, will recover and are again able to breathe on their own. They are discharged to fully recover.
For some, this may be a reason to re-think one’s Living Will or written instructions for a health care surrogate. If your legal document(s) currently says, “no ventilator,” is this still your desire?
This is a valid point and I present it for your consideration.