Four years ago my Dad (84) had completed an advanced medical directive with the assistance of his attorney and in my mother's presence. My brother, who was a physician, insisted on not following my father's wishes, I took care of my father at each hospital, vent care unit, rehab center, etc. I went daily over the next 8 months after a day of teaching special needs children, was 55, and received support from the hospitals but absolutely none from my family. My father had been declared competent to make his own decisions after 3 months of recovery of a massive stroke, was initially intubated against his specific written instructions by my brother at the hospital where he worked, and Dad finally told the doctors and nurses that I was to be in charge. My mother was busy enjoying her first freedom - they had been married for 63 years. She rarely visited. She and my brother made very poor decisions that had a serious negative impact on Dad's health. In the end, I was the only person there when he died. My other siblings were not. This site gave me so much comfort. My brother lost his license as a consequence of ethics violations for three years after forty years of practicing. In Georgia, he could have been charged with a third class felony. Georgia follows the AMA's ruling 8.19 which prohibits a doctor from treating his own family unless there are no other doctors present. My brother was not close to my father, and rarely visited him. I am the only one who lives near my parents farm. My brother has now been given back his license, and he is now treating my mother for aches and pains and her health needs. She had a traumatic brain injury six years ago and has struggled with emotional and memory needs. As a special needs teacher, neurological issues were my specialty for 35 years. She needs a specialist and is ill now and refuses to go to her doctor because she "has my brother to tell her what she needs" to do or not do. Do I just ignore this ? I do not want to go to court. What is your advice ? My older brother will not speak to me.