Law Quadrangle (formerly Law Quad Notes)


Adapted with permission from the American Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 19 No. 3.

While strategists struggle with the dilemmas of health care, they seem to overlook a practive that might simultaneously relive the suffering of elder patients and limit the costs of their treatment. To serve their clients' fully, health care providers and insurers need to provide not only means of maximizing health, but also means of minimizing misery and the dread of misery. They can provide these means by distributing acceptable forms of advance directives to their elder patients.