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End of Life Issues / Medical Directives



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 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...
June 17th, 2010
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...
June 17th, 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
The Shape of the Lutheran Ethic - A Look at Life Issues Decision-Making
Gone are the days when your pastor's toughest medical counseling was talking to grandma about entering the nursing home. The advance of technology, the growth of the health care industry...
October 1st, 2004
Report Casts New Doubt on Living Wills
Tom McMillan, a clinical neuropsychologist at Glasgow University, has devised tests to establish whether people in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) have any level of understanding....
October 1st, 2004


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