What does quality of life mean?
Are living wills too ambiguous to guide medical decision making?
Advance care planning cannot assume a single meaning of autonomy.
A survey of 11 Kansas City hospitals showed support for advance care planning.
Have advance directives led to progress in patients’ rights?
Appointing an agent is the beginning of a partnership.
Can family philanthropy advance health, healthcare and science?
John is a strongly independent 92-year-old widower of many years, with no children. Is he done living?
Is a healthcare directive legally in effect if the patient is pregnant?
Goals of care may be in conflict. Assistance requested in complex case of anoxic brain injury patient with unreliable DPOA and potential conflict regarding goals of care.