Protecting Your Medical Decisions
Is it worth creating an Advanced Health Care Directive if a hospital issues a blanket “do-not-resuscitate” order?
In March of 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic in NJ, it was been reported in several newspapers that there are whispers and some outright discussions about hospitals and states issuing blanket “do not resuscitate” orders for patients having coronavirus. Can hospital override the medical wishes outlined in your living will? If so, how? If not, how can you protect yourself?