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Advance health care directive


Advance health care directive: An advance health care directive, also known as living will, personal directive, advance directive, or advance decision, is a legal document in which a person specifies what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves because of illness or incapacity. In the U.S. it has a legal status in itself, whereas in some countries it is legally persuasive without being a legal document.

  • also known as Living will

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Google previewEveryone's Guide to Cancer Therapy (2009)

How Cancer Is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day by Andrew Ko

Advance Health Care Directive The following advance health care directive is a sample from the state of California.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Retirement and Finance (2003)

by Lois A. Vitt

32 have both living wills and durable powers, and 13 states have a document that combines the living will and durable powers, called an advance health care directive (Gunter-Hunt, Mahoney, and Sieger 2001).

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