Living Wills

Find news stories that cover health care directives, including living wills and other end-of-life documents.

Mar 22, 2011

The Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, New York, is reportedly advising people to create a living will if they have not already, North Country Now reports.

According to the news provider, a living will, which is also referred to as a "healthcare treatment directive," indicates the type of medical treatment a person would like to receive at the end of his or her life.

The living will deals with a number of issues including breathing machines, feeding tubes, IV fluids, oxygen and even medicines that should or should not be utilized by healthcare professiona

Mar 15, 2011

Concord, North Carolina's First Missionary Baptist Church and Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County are reportedly teaming up to host information sessions on creating living wills and other advanced planning advice, the Salisbury Post reports.

On March 16, the organizations will reportedly host two workshops specifically geared towards those planning to write a living will, according to the news provider. The first information session will run from noon to 2:00 p.m., while the second will take place from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m.

Feb 25, 2011

Representative Julie Ellsworth, a Republican from Boise, Idaho, recently introduced a new measure that would reportedly amend the state's "conscience law" to eliminate conflicts between the state and physicians concerning following living wills of patients.

According to the Spokesman-Review, Ellsworth's co-sponsors on the legislation include House State Affairs Chairman Tom Loertscher, Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis and Senator Chuck Winder, the lead sponsor of the conscience law last year.

"My intent here is to support the conscience law that you wo

Feb 17, 2011

While most people certainly envision their end-of-life scenario as comfortable, tragic accidents can happen, making it extremely important to create a living will to detail one's wishes, according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times.

When tragedy strikes, relatives can be faced with extremely difficult decisions made even tougher by the unfortunate circumstances.

Feb 9, 2011

While the wife of an 85-year-old man was in court in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to make sure a hospital continues to care for the man, doctors said recently that the woman is simply standing in the way of the husband's desires, reports. 

According to the news source, a former attorney added a new layer to the debate between Lana Barnes and staff at Methodist hospitals when he presented a living will signed by the man, Albert Barnes, that seemingly refuses the care that his wife wishes to procure for him.

Court documents show that Albert Barnes is suffering fr