Most people today do not die at home, but in the hospital or in the nursing home of a nursing home. This idea causes particular fears for many people. They fear that they will not be let die in peace and dignity, that suffering and death may be unnecessarily prolonged. This is where the patient's order can help. Any medical measure requires the consent of the person concerned. If a person is still able to make a decision, it is up to him or her to give his or her consent. But what happens when a person is no longer able to express his will? Even then, it is up to him to explain, and that is the statement he made in healthy days for this case - namely, the patient's order. "If a consentable adult has determined in writing, in the event of his inability to consent, whether he consents or prohibits certain examinations of his state of health, treatment or medical interventions, which are not yet imminent at the time of determination" - that is the definition of the law. This declaration is binding if the will of the denoting can be clearly and safely established for the specific treatment situation.