it should be illegal for hospitals to minimize an elderly person's dignity by suggesting "go to" procedures that allow the gouging of insurance, hope and self-worth.
being poked and prodded is one thing (when desired), but the insertion of tubes and chemicals and masks and such -- at the expense of the patient and his loved ones -- is something that i will refuse (if given the opportunity).
don't hook me up to a machine. ..don't radiate me. ..don't chemo me.
just allow me to walk out the door -- hopefully under my own power, and allow me to rest, in Peace.