Put The Fire Under Us’: Church Spurs Parishioners To Plan For Illness And Death

(By Melissa Bailey for Kaiser Health News)

“It would feel like murder to pull her life support,” a young woman tells the doctor.

The woman sits by a hospital bed where her mother, Selena, lies unresponsive, hooked up to a breathing tube. The daughter has already made one attempt to save her mother’s life; she pulled Selena out of the car and performed CPR when her heart stopped en route to the hospital — an experience she calls “beyond terrifying.” Continue reading article here…

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