Actions Seek to Subjugate your Choices to Dogma

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and other Hearst Newspapers on September 14, 2018. Dear Mr. Premack: I am 50 and ready to prepare my estate plan and medical directives. I have strong opinions about artificial life support. I do not want any extraordinary or artificial methods used to prolong the process…

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…