Thank you for your letter concerning life support for my mother, . I understand that my sister, , has contacted you to demand that life support be initiated for our mother immediately.
Please be advised that I hold the power of attorney for health care and living will for my mother. Copies of these documents are enclosed. You will note that my mother did not want to have any extraordinary means used to prolong her life in the case of a stroke or other catastrophic event. We talked about this many times. She watched others suffer and lose their dignity during prolonged, unsuccessful hospitalizations.
My sister, , has been estranged from the family for some time. She has not even spoken with my mother in . My mother knew that I would respect her wishes, even if the decision is painful. Please place a do not resuscitate order on my mother’s chart.
Very truly yours,
[First Name][Last Name]
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