Nicholas says advance directives help ensure preferred EOL care in all localities (online forum)
"Does Fresno Mean Feeding Tube? How To Figure Out If You Live In a Place With Good End-of-Life Care" - Zocalo Public Square. 9/27/2012.
Lauren Nicholas says that, despite variation across the U.S. in normative end-of-life care practices, individuals can help ensure their EOL wishes are met by "preparing an advance directive and discussing treatment preferences with family members, friends, or physicians."