The idea of talking to doctors about the dying process, and your medical wishes, has been discussed before, including these pages, a little more than a month ago.  Typically all adults speak for themselves when it comes to care and medical decisions.
But how informed are these decisions?  And if a person can’t speak and express their own wishes, how can they appoint someone to speak on their behalf?Before a crisis, virtually any Michigan adult can name someone to serve as their patient advocate.  If that hasn’t been done, a trip to probate court is probably going to be required.
But just this week I heard a good article on Public Radio regarding a proposal to pay doctors so they can have a discussion with patients about end of life medical care.
Consider such conversations with family and friends, and make sure you get a designation of patient advocate (think medical power of attorney) in place that suits your needs and desires.  We can help.