Those With Advance Directives More Likely Seek Interventions-Smilecast 59

People Who Fill Out Advance Directives More Likely to Seek Interventions 

A study finds that nearly a third of people who fill out advance directives — a person’s wishes for end-of-life care — request medical interventions. The research from DePaul University was published by Craig M. Klugman, hair of DePaul’s Department of Health Sciences, and co-author Nicole M. Tolwin.

No surprise, younger people requested interventions such as respiratory support or antibiotics more frequently than people over the age of 50. Researchers also discovered that many people may not be discussing their wishes with loved ones after an advance directives is completed.
That is not so good because you really should be discussing your wishes with others, especially the person with medical power of attorney who needs to know in your spoken words exactly what you mean in your written advance directive.