Late last year, the Globe and Mail ran a whole series of articles on death. They discussed many topics related to death and dying, generally and specifically within Canada. In this particular article, the question is on end-of-life care: what happens when someone is dying, and their final wishes are unknown?
I have written before on the importance of having a Power of Attorney for Personal Care in place, with a living will directive contained inside it. Making the decision and writing it down means that what you want to have happen will, and also means that no one else has to bear the burden of making it.