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[–] CleatusMaximus [S] 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago  (edited ago)

If there is any thing i can say, make sure you and or your parents have Advanced Directives in place, (like if you want cpr when your 90 yo and withered away), you dont want a mid 20 year old pounding on your chest breaking every rib and blasting your internals to mush. Thats essentially how that works. A lot of people don't understand what palliative care is or a DNR ( do not ressucitate) people think we just let patients die but that is not the case. I imagine they have a good time because they are comfortable on morphine and anxiolytics (ativan,klonopin etc)

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[–] vonHugenbuben 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Amen to that. And also choosing a Power of Attorney. Someone who you can trust absolutely to follow your instruction and act in your best interests. Not all states automatically recognize spouses as decision makers.