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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 previewEmbracing the End of Life (2017)

A Journey Into Dying & Awakening by Patt Lind-Kyle

Advance Health Care Directive An advance health care directive is a form of living will that allows you to document your wishes concerning medical treatments at the end of life. Your living will guides medical decision-making and requires two ...

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 previewDavis's Q&A Review For NCLEX-RN (2017)

by Kathleen A Ohman

Test-taking Tip: An advance health care directive is a written document that provides direction for health care in the future, when the client may be unable to make personal decisions. Consider which options relate specifically to health care.

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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