People ought to be talking to their families about advance directives | READER COMMENTARY
For The Baltimore Sun|
Apr 09, 2020 | 6:13 PM
Dr. Michael Rose’s plea for completion of an advance directive is important (“Help doctors fight COVID-19. Fill out an advance directive,” April 7). Unfortunately, the patient’s request is not always honored in the way they expected. Unless thoroughly discussed with their family prior to the document’s execution, a single relative’s objection can derail the process.