Recently, a reader of this blog ask me some questions about substitute decision making. There are some important things to consider with this aspect of medical care. So I am starting a new thread that I am calling “Living Wills.” The topic of substutute or surrogate decision making is related to living wills. As with most of my blog posts, I will tackle the topic in small chunks.
More than once I have had patients tell me that they never want me to put them in a nursing home. … Read the rest