Quote from rhondaa83
This booklet should be given to EVERYONE, not just veterans. I have seen so many families torn because they had never talked about these things with their families, and then suddenly they have to deal with it. I say it is about time!!
Quote from elkpark
I think the booklet does an excellent job of presenting the issues and facts without pushing a particular point of view or course of action. I agree it should be given to everyone, not just vets.
And, again, a little reality check -- no one, in any case, is requiring or forcing anyone to read the booklet or take any action unless they choose to.
i sooo agree with you both...
that this should be distributed to everyone.
i have read the booklet, and it addresses every conceivable issue/question that one could have re end of life and quality of life.
and i haven't a clue as to what guilt issues the critics are referring to.
elkpark, not only does it remain neutral, it provides advantages and disadvantages to cpr, stroke, fdg tubes, dialysis, etc.
no where does it encourage anyone to end their life!!!
it is direct, thought-provoking document that addresses every conceivable scenario re end and quality of life.
i also think this type of legal document, would reduce the number of potential lawsuits, since this booklet doesn't leave any room for question.
i encourage all to read it.
but keep in mind, no one can make you.
it is ultimately up to you.