Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. - Psalm 27:14

End of Life Issues / Medical Directives

Q&A on Pulling the Plug
QUESTION: My husband and I are having a will drawn up. We're having conflicting views on end-of-life issues. I say "pull the plug" if the only thing keeping me alive...
January 12th, 2017
Q&A on Importance of Signing a Medical Directive
QUESTION: Why is it important to have a medical directive statement? ANSWER: We at CLR recommend every adult sign a medical directive statement regardless of his or her current health...
August 26th, 2015
Q&A on Treatment Options and Medical Directives
QUESTION: It’s been years since the death of Terri Schiavo. Shouldn’t we just leave this in the past? ANSWER: Few cases created more emotional response than the Terri Schiavo...
August 26th, 2015
Managing the Tough Decisions - Discussing End-of-Life Options with Loved Ones
Julie rushed to the hospital after hearing about her Dad’s stroke. Upon her arrival, Julie was greeted by David, the social worker, who immediately escorted her into a private...
June 18th, 2010
Q&A on Medical Directives
QUESTION: I’m working on my medical directive, and my attorney asked me some questions about my end-of-life wishes. He said that, legally, I have total authority over my health...
February 3rd, 2010
A Basic Understanding of Medical Directives
Along with a growing understanding and appreciation for medical directives are many practical questions that need to be addressed. This article is meant to help you understand and...
May 9th, 2007
Myths and Wisdom About End-of-Life Decisions
Have you discussed your end-of-life preferences with your loved ones yet? A blessing that came from the Terri Schiavo tragedy is that end-of-life issues have led to better planning...
November 23rd, 2005
'Why Wait?' - A Look at Closure Before Death
  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7) A speaker at our first medical ethics conference indicated that he hoped for a...
September 9th, 2005
Q&A on Terri Schiavo and Other Related End-of-Life Issues
Q: Thank you for your sincere concern, and brutally frank appraisal of the utter contempt and disdain modern society shows for God's precious gift of life. First Terri Schiavo, next...
June 15th, 2005
Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNR Orders)
A number of years ago a woman for whom I was a legal guardian was placed in a nursing home. Among the many questions I was asked, one caught me unprepared. Specifically, the nursing...
October 1st, 2004

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