TITLE

A "living" will

AUTHOR(S)
Belletrutti, Mark; DeKock, Ingrid
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/11/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 6, p736
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The authors talk about a patient named Edward, and the living will he had written. The patient served as a bomb aimer during World War II in the Canadian Airforce. He also worked as a postal worker for 35 years, and had practiced gardening and photography. He was married for 48 years and had no children. He was admitted to the hospital at age 87 because of metastatic lesions in his liver, lungs and several vertebrae. A copy of Edward's will, which shows his views on life, death, infirmity and the burden of illness on family, is also presented.
ACCESSION #
31181629

 

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