Deal with DNR orders and advance directives, proxy agreements, and living wills.

Deal with DNR orders and advance directives, proxy agreements, and living wills. Is it better to have terminal patients put down in writing what their own wishes are in order to prevent the situation presented by Terry Schiavo. What did you think about politicians attempting to intervene to prevent a court order from being carried through to remove her feeding tube, after the courts had decided it was in her best interest and accordance with her next of kin’s wishes, ie. her husband’s? Do you think that, If she had done such advanced paper work, it might have been less problematic? Why? What lesson should we draw from this case? Should these documents be legally binding or only advisory? Give reasons for holding your view.