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I think this is a form which stipulates no extraordinary means to save the life. It is similar to a DNR..... Do Not Resuscitate. No CPR..... This form explains not to give antibiotics or treatments to prolong life. Hence, right to die naturally. This is a decision you and siblings need to make. Do you know what your parent's wishes are/were? This form is used by NH so they know what to do for treatment and cover their "butts" legally. Honestly, if I was in a nursing home permanently, I would not want any extra means to keep me alive. A NH is the last ride on the train of life. Even if you sign the paper, the relative could linger naturally.
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Is your parent unable to sign this form? Why are you being asked to sign it?
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I have already done my own declaration for desire of a Natural death. I agree with Ms Stegman. When my father had cancer for the second time and there was no possibility of getting better and he was in pain and eaten up with cancer, he did not have a living will. Thank God my mom, my sister and I knew Daddy was ready to go to Heaven, there was no legal problem, but if even one cousin showed up and said to resusitate Daddy if his body failed, there would have been a big problem.
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Read everything carefully. If it follows along with the patient's wishes, then sign it. If you have questions, ask BEFORE you sign it and not after. For myself, I would not want feeding tubes, or pacemakers or respirators. Just give me good pain meds and anxiolytics. The rest is up to God. I am 62.
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