Joan Rivers’ death and end-of-life care, informed consent and risk of routine procedures – FierceHealthcare

Rivers’ death also opens the door for clinicians, patients and family members to discuss end-of-life care. The reason Rivers’ daughter could make the decision to stop medical artificial intervention was because her mother planned and recorded her wishes ahead of time. She had an advance directive in place to allow her daughter to make the difficult decision on her behalf, Forbes noted.

via Joan Rivers’ death and end-of-life care, informed consent and risk of routine procedures – FierceHealthcare.

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