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maybe i watch too much TV .. i just imagine being put down in my sleep at the hospital ..and Dr telling my family i asked for it.

I don't think any system prevents those killer angels you see on TV. You need a living will that spells out your wishes clearly for a number of different scenarios. No matter how close a family may be, the articulated desires of the patient relieve a lot of stress, and changes the family's role from decision maker to supporter. It also clearly spells out to doctors, administrators, and judges what you want.

Everyone should have one and update it every 5 years. Your life, your body, your right.
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