Suppose your spouse had a serious illness today with very low chances of survival. First, what if he were mentally intact, but in severe and constant pain? Would he want to continue all medical treatments or stop all life-prolonging treatments?
So reads a question in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. It’s one of a series of questions about end-of-life treatment that comes towards the end of the hour-long survey, which has followed the lives of a random sample of Wisconsin high school graduates for more than 50 years. Continue reading