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Care must be taken preparing advance directives so patient's wishes are followed

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 10:25 AM | By Matthias Duensing

Imagine being a nurse for advanced-stage dementia patients. You have spent your career witnessing the suffering of your patients, and you know without a shadow of a doubt that you do not want to go through the same thing.

So while you are of sound mind, you speak to your family and set out in writing — in what you believe are fairly clear terms — the circumstances under which you do not want to be kept alive, and provide examples of the types of treatment...