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advance directive

n.
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.
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advance directive

n
(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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Frances explained a key aspect is the use of an 'advance statement' - a document written by a patient, when they are well, to say what treatment or care they would like, or would not like, if they get ill again.
And from April next year, health professionals must let the Mental Welfare Commission know if a patient has made an advance statement.
In their advance statement, EU leaders highlighted their concern about low growth and high unemployment and committed themselves to a "youth employment initiative" that sets aside nearly 6 billion euros for the worst-affected regions of the EU over the coming seven years.