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Medical Decisions: Who Should Get to Decide?


We know that you have a lot of questions when doing estate planning, particularly for those with special needs. When we come across an article that we think will be helpful, we will post it here on our blog. When Mary O'Byrne or Sage Hart has something to share, you will also find that here.


"Medical decision-making can be very complicated. With so many options and high-tech interventions, it’s no wonder patients and their families can become overwhelmed and bewildered when faced with choices in light of serious illness. Our job, and really our sacred duty, is to help patients and families understand not just the options being presented but also their probable benefits and burdens in the context of their current medical condition, their prognosis, and their lifelong values and goals. This is what advance care planning is all about."


Read the full article by Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, here.


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