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Commonly referred to as a living will, an Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) is a document that allows individuals to make decisions in advance regarding their own health care in the event that they cease to have the capacity to make or to communicate their wishes respecting treatment.
The Utah Advance Health Care Directive Act went into effect in January 2008, which created the Advance Directive.
She alleged, inter alia, that the hospital, and the physicians had mistreated her mother, first by injuring her peritoneum during thoracoabdominal aneurysm surgery on August 14, 2002, then by neglecting and concealing the prospect of infection--which eventually caused multiple organs to fail--and by performing numerous other surgeries, against the decedent's wishes as spelled out in her Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD).
An attorney who has written legal books for consumers explains the need for an Advance Health Care Directive in the event of one's incapacitation.
Because of their adaptability to unforeseeable contingencies, DPAHCs are the preferred form of advance health care directive for most Americans.
The Institute for Healthcare Advancement, a nonprofit organization that provides a wide variety of educational and community health care services, has prepared an advance health care directive available through its website www.

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