Many people have heard of a do not resuscitate order. It is one of many health care directives available to California residents who want to have a say in how they die and what, if any, medical interventions are to be utilize to prolong life. Few, however, have heard of a DNH order.
Not everyone wants to live out what is left of their lives in a hospital bed, being subjected to medical tests and invasive procedures. There are those who would rather spend their final days at home or somewhere more comfortable to them. Unfortunately, many end up in the hospital because their family members do not know what else to do and insurance will pay for it, or at least part of it.