End of Life

The end of life can be a difficult and challenging time for individuals and families, particularly with respect to medical issues and concerns. The articles in this section address ethical issues that arise surrounding end-of-life care including withholding and withdrawing of treatment, terminal sedation, determination of death, DNR (“do not resuscitate”) orders, artificial nutrition and hydration (“feeding tubes”), euthanasia, assisted suicide, as well as the availability and opportunities associated with palliative medicine and hospice care. CBHD also provides an advance directive form in both English and Spanish.