Mary Ann thanks Queenship of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Plainsboro, NJ, for asking her to speak about Life Affirming Choices: Planning your Exit with Dignity” this week. Mary Ann reviewed the Karen Quinlan case which is the basis for our living wills and health proxies of today.
The New Jersey Supreme Court decision was rendered forty years ago. She discussed current options for end of life decisions including advance directives and POLST. The importance of end of life planning was discussed and the problems which arise when there is no planning and no living will for a family. The planning and preparing of the proper documents is a gift to our family.Share