advance health care directive

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advance health care directive:

see living willliving will
or advance health care directive,
legal document in which a person expresses in advance his or her wishes concerning the use of artificial life support and other medical treatment should the person be unable to communicate such wishes due the effects of
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Discussions on social media about how you wish to spend your twilight days may help as supporting information to ensure the wishes in your advance directives are strengthened.
But with the number of people living with dementia expected to nearly triple worldwide by 2050, some in the medical community now see a need to expand the scope of the advance directive.
According to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, there are two types of advance directives to consider: the health care proxy or the living will.
Maryland recently began allowed individuals to create and/or upload their advance directives to the State-Designated Health Information Exchange, the Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients (CRISP) through the vendor, My Directives.
The DNR tattoos reported in Florida and California do not satisfy Virginia's advance directive statutes.
Although randomized trials support the value of advance care planning, especially in primary care settings, (3,4) two-thirds of Americans have not completed an advance directive. (5) Rolnick suggests we "delegalize" the process to remove barriers and make it easier for people to execute such documents and integrate them into health care systems.
In contrast to advance directives, the POST form has been shown to have much more of an impact on where patients die.
"By contrast, the legislation National Right to Life is endorsing would create and promote a government website that gives a choice of alternative advance directive forms, including those that direct treatment and assisted feeding, like our group's 'Will to Live,'" Balch said.

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