Quote from Altra
Um, did you educate the person spouting these *facts* that as soon as someone is willing to make their family member a DNR, all these efforts will cease? The power is in their hands.
This is not necessarily true. Different states have different laws. I remember being quite shocked to learn several years ago that in NC (the state I lived and practiced in at the time), from a practicing attorney in the state specializing in healthcare, my parents (my NOK) would not
legally be able to make me a DNR if I became incapacitated (like, in a vegetative state). The medical people caring for me would be legally obligated
by state law to keep me alive as long as possible, regardless. Apparently, the NC legislature, in its infinite wisdom, was v. concerned about family members killing people off (by making them DNRs) to get their money, and passed a law to make sure that doesn't happen.
I'm sure there may be other states with crazy laws, also.