Thursday, July 10, 2014

End-of-life care - it's your choice

LogoShows Importance of Discussing End-of-Life Wishes With Family

Completing Advance Directive Is Imperative, but Not Sufficient by Itself

WASHINGTONJune 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tragic legal battle between legendary radio host Casey Kasem's wife and children over his end-of-life care is a teachable moment for his millions of fans, according to the nation's leading end-of-life choice advocacy organization, Compassion & Choices.
A judge Wednesday upheld Casey Kasem's advance directive to stop providing nutrition and hydration to him, as his children wanted. The decision reversed the same judge's order on Monday to continue feeding and hydrating the 82-year-old Kasem at the request of his wife.

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