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advance directive

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A legal document in which the signer gives directions or designates another person to make decisions regarding the signer's health care if the signer becomes incapable of making such decisions.

advance directive

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(Law) another name for living will
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advance directive

n documento de voluntad anticipada (Amer), documento de voluntades anticipadas (Esp), documento de instrucciones previas, documento que indica de antemano la atención médica deseada en caso de coma u otra incapacidad para expresarse; (living will) testamento vital
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The laws governing advance directives vary from state to state, so be sure to complete an advance directive that complies with the law in your state.
Advance directives are a useful tool for people to communicate their wishes if they become incapacitated and are unable to make their own healthcare decisions, particularly towards the end of life.
In contrast, an informal search of PubMed reveals that at least 38 articles on advance directives and end-of-life care have been published during the first 7 months of 2017.
This registry receives advance directives, DNR cards, POST forms, surrogate selection forms, and guardianship papers from treating healthcare providers and the public and with the consent of patients or their legal agents releases them to treating healthcare providers at the time of a medical crisis.
The companion bills would give Medicare beneficiaries and others online access to model advance directives that choose life-saving treatment, food and fluids equally with those that reject them.
Together with informed consent, advance directives and advance care planning have also played a major role in bringing about this situation.
In Part 1 last July we explored key historical developments that have led to our current situation concerning end of life processes and care including: our aging population, increased expectations for life saving and life extending medical care, the evolution and expansion of hospice services, and the legal recognition of patients' right to decide about their end of life care directly or through advance directives.
Advance directives don't limit the quality of care, just the types of treatments you choose.
Advance directives (often called "living wills") give people a way to express their wishes if they become severely ill and unable to make medical decisions for themselves.
Gerardo Cornelio, medical oncologist at Asian Hospital and past president of the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology, a living will is very similar to hospitals' advance directives but broader in scope.
on critiques of advance directives and practical issues relevant to the

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