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Is it Difficult to Stop Treatment Once it has been Started?

No, not if you have an advance directive and your instructions are clear. If your condition begins suddenly, it may take days or even weeks before the outlook for recovery is known. During this time it is appropriate to use any treatment, which might be beneficial. When the outlook for your recovery is known, and if your instructions indicate you would not want continued treatment under these circumstances, treatment can be stopped.