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Subject: Re: living will Date: 4/26/2000 8:32 AM
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r2d2t2 writes:

<<I have been witness to two situations where would not honor a living will. I have been told that this is doctors choice. is this correct >>

Yes, a stubborn doctor anxious to play God may ignore the living will. That's why a durable medical power of attorney/directive is more powerful. When a living will is in place and is ignored, the court may get involved. The living will clearly expresses the patient's wishes, which makes it more likely the court will abide by those wishes. But, as with all things in life, there's never a 100% guarantee. The medical power is far less easy for anyone to challenge or ignore.

Regards..Pixy
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