a rising concern within the well being care system [PODCAST]

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On this episode, we sit down with affected person advocate Althea Halchuck to debate the significance of advance directives in end-of-life care. We delve into the story of Dr. Gerald Greenberg, a New York dentist who was identified with early-onset dementia and executed a dwelling will stating his preferences for end-of-life care. Regardless of this, he was subjected to undesirable medical remedy that extended his life and induced him immense ache and struggling.

Althea will talk about the rising pattern of wrongful prolongation of life lawsuits and the obligation of medical suppliers to observe a legally executed advance directive or medical order. She’s going to clarify the authorized precedent set by latest instances and the significance of making an advance directive earlier than changing into incapacitated. Be a part of us as we discover the results of not following a affected person’s needs and the best to refuse medical remedy, even when it could lead to demise.

Althea Halchuck is a affected person advocate.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “What’s the sense of getting a dwelling will if it’s not honored?”

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