Advance Health Care Directive - End-of-life decisions - How do I decide?
March 7, 2013 12:02 AM Subscribe
Recently I had a California Advance Health Care Directive drawn up (free when you buy a Will!) Whoa... this is a tough question! End of Life Decision:
A) Choice not to prolong life
B) Choice to prolong life
Which one should I pick? How do I go about picking one? More details inside
posted by StrictlyVague to health & fitness (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
1. Not religious. Mostly athiest.
2. I live by myself, no dependents.
3. I'd be survived by my parents and siblings - none of whom are religious.
Being pragmatic, I'm leaning towards "A" - Choice not to prolong life. I'd like to avoid a Terri Schiavo situation.
But... but... part of choosing "A" says "I become unconscious and, to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, I will not regain conciousness."
How certain is certain?
How do I go about picking a choice?