Who Should Pull the Plug?

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End-of-life decisions are among the most challenging and emotionally charged choices. When a loved one's health deteriorates to the point where life-sustaining treatments become necessary, who should make these difficult decisions?

While it may seem natural to entrust family members or close friends, there are valid concerns about the emotional bias loved ones bring to decision-making.

My personal experience

I had many discussions with my mother about end-of-life decisions. She was unequivocal that she did not want extraordinary efforts to keep her alive. She trusted me to “pull the plug” when the time came.