End-of-Life Directives: Follow-Up Comments

Samuel J. Stratton
2017 Prehospital and Disaster Medicine  
The Editorial published in the October 2016 [31(5)] issue of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine titled "Don't Save My Life: Do-Not-Resuscitate and End-of-Life Directives in the Context of EMS and Disaster Medicine" resulted in more than the usual number of emails and Letters to the Editor. Often with Editorials, emails are received that agree with the context of the Editorial and are supportive of what has been written. This was not the case for the October 2016 Editorial. Many who read the
more » ... rial disagreed with the points that were presented or were concerned about the implication of acceptance of end-of-life directives. The following are letters received which were selected to show two of the many perspectives regarding the original Editorial: Dear Editor: EDITORIAL April 2017 Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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