Please research and then consider the role of hospice and palliative medicine at the end-of-life. Research the costs of end-of-life care in our country, as well. Discuss whether or not your credible sources believe extraordinary care should continue when efforts will be futile and why they feel this way; your opinions are not required but are welcomed. Then, research Virginia Advance Directive laws. Describe the law in your words and describe the functions of the forms. Do the forms contain information on power of attorney? Do the forms contain information on a living will? Is it law in your state that hospitals ask patients if they have a Living Will and provide education if not?