An ICU doctor on the 'angst' of following advance care directives

'A lot of these plans are rather nonspecific'

Last week, Australian Doctor reported on the case of Kylie Breen who was intubated despite her request documented in her advance care directive not to be given life-prolonging care.

Dr Charlie Corke
Dr Charlie Corke. Photo: Newspix

The school teacher, diagnosed with MS 20 years earlier, had been taken to hospital after an overdose. She had left a note saying that she had