This study from the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management discusses patients who undergo life-sustaining procedures at the end of life. It turns out that this creates more stress for their loved ones.
One of the ways we can show our love to our family is by having a clear Health Directive that is witnessed and notarized. In addition, it’s essential that we discuss our wishes with our families and specifically with our health agents who will represent us when we cannot represent ourselves.
This is a link to the abstract with encompasses the entirety of the article. The full article is available for purchase if you’re interested in reading more. This is a resourceful journal.