Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2018 -- There has been a great deal of controversy over the past several years regarding decisions to “pull the plug” on terminally ill patients. It can be unsettling to think about our own inability to care for ourselves, handle our own finances, or make our own health care decisions. No one likes to think about it, but many of us will someday be in that very position. Who will make those decisions for us – perhaps a family member, an emergency room physician, or a nursing home administrator? Luckily, the law provides several ways that we can make plans and give directions for our own future well-being in case we are unable to make those decisions in the future.