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This was so touching and painful to read. For the past 11 years, I have worked in a hospice in-patient unit where patients who chose no more extraordinary life-saving measures are held in respect and comfort physically, emotionally and spiritually. It is important that each of us make our end-of-life wishes known to those who love and respect us.
09/06/13
Brilliant piece powerfully executed in its content. Having been a part of many patients who had "no living will" and seeing these individuals lying in a "bed of vapid and artificial life support" I can wholeheartedly appreciate your story firsthand.

Living wills and CMO are so important. A great piece with a vital message significant in all aspects.

God bless~
Well said. I am rereading "How We Die" by Sherwin B. Nuland, a gifted physician and equally gifted writer. If you can find a copy, you will not be disappointed with his treatment of this subject.
09/07/13
A powerful think piece for those of us who have worked in hospice situations and for those of us in visitation and personal care support. Blessings as you discern God's leading in your care.
09/09/13
I loved this approach to a difficult subject. We certainly need God's wisdom when we are in a decision making role for loved ones. Living wills and making our own wishes known to our children or caregivers is also very important. Well written and thought provoking piece.
09/12/13
Dave,

I'm so happy for your EC!
This was a compelling and important piece with so much info.

Well done!

Congrats! God Bless~
09/13/13
I think you wrote a outstanding, thought provoking article. Your expert viewpoint gives this tough subject credence and is loaded with compassion and humility. I'm so glad that your piece was chosen as an EC.
09/13/13
I think you wrote a outstanding, thought provoking article. Your expert viewpoint gives this tough subject credence and is loaded with compassion and humility. I'm so glad that your piece was chosen as an EC.