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Surrogate Decision Making

'Allowing' vs.'Do Not': Language Makes A Huge Difference In End-Of-Life Decisions

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 09.05.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

My mother's body is naturally aging and her organs are "getting tired." Her kidneys are beginning to shut down. Her body is beginning its "natural" process of shutting down. So, why am I signing something that says not to do something?

What Does God Think Of Our Life-Extending Technology?

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 07.10.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

When I lead workshops on completing advance directives, I ask people to prayerfully consider the following questions and to remember that God will be present with them throughout this process.