Advance Directives

What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time. They give you a way to tell your wishes to family, friends, and health care professionals and to avoid confusion later on.

A living will tells which treatments you want if you are dying or permanently unconscious. You can accept or refuse medical care. You might want to include instructions on

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  1. Advance Directives (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to spell ...
  2. When you are very ill or injured, you may not be able to make health care choices for yourself. If you are unable to speak for yourself, ...
  3. Advance Directives From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
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  4. Advance Directives (American Cancer Society)  
    Advance Directives/Specifics ... Advance Directives ... American Cancer Society ... An advance health care directive is a kind of legal document that tells your doctor ...
  5. Living Wills and Advance Directives for Medical Decisions (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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  6. Psychiatric Advance Directives: Getting Started (National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives)  
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  7. Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
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  8. ClinicalTrials.gov: Advance Directives From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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  9. Eldercare at Home: Advanced Directives (AGS Foundation for Health in Aging)  
    ... decisions ahead of time. These documents are called advance directives.
  10. ... organs, unless you have stated otherwise in your advance directive Before you choose a health care agent, you ... even if you have not stated on your advance directive that you do not want these treatments Order ...
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