People are often pressured into signing "living wills" in an emotional moment, against their better judgment. Most hospitals will not pull the plug (assist suicide) on a patient that has a reasonable chance of recovery, regardless of such documents, nor should they. The living will is just a starting point for litigation.<quoted text>
True. Unless a family member knows the patient's family physician to secure a Living Will, I'm quite sure it can still be a dilemma.
Best thing is to make sure someone close to you knows where it can be found. But that doesn't always happen.
If you want Grandma to pass away peacefully after she has a massive stroke, don't call 911.