Doctors making efforts re Patients’ end-of-life instructions

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News on June 8, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: I am agent under my father’s Medical Power of Attorney. He has Alzheimer’s and now, ironically, has terminal cancer. The doctors have been cooperative with implementing DNR orders while he has been in the hospital, but things get inconsistent…

Hospital Discharge law requires aftercare plan

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on March 12, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: My mother was in the hospital for surgery, and was discharged home with some dressings that need to be changed and a drainage tube that needs to be kept clear. I was with her when they released her,…