August 26, 2020 Guardianship

Elder Abuse and Guardianship: End of Life Decisions in the COVID-19 Era

By Deirdre M.W. Lok, Meredith Levine and Tristan Sullivan-Wilson

End of life planning empowers individuals to express their personal wishes about medical intervention during illness and the dying process. This decision-making is complicated and emotional work that involves reflecting on values, beliefs, and cultural traditions. Without advance planning documents, surrogate decision-makers, like a spouse, child, or close friend, are called upon to make these decisions when that individual is no longer able to do so.

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