Dr Dave writes:
I’m not going to wade into the minefield of the prolife/choice debate that’s ongoing today. One thing that is clear though is that people need to ensure that they discuss their wishes with family, and have a document outlining this. Thinkahead.ie [flagship project’ of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland] is a very useful resource
The fact is, relatives cannot make medical decisions on behalf of a patient, so having clear written decisions and preferences is important for all. Even if there is no clear legal standing currently, I know that this kind of discussion helps in clarifying matters to an extent for caregivers.
Thinkahead forms here
Earlier: ‘Just Incubators’