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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Should the routine discussion of advance health care directives be prioritized as highly as Dr Lo recommends?
This textbook focuses on probate and estate planning and administration in California and various types of documents a paralegal might draft in a probate and estate planning practice, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance health care directives. It covers the statutes, rules, and procedures for preparing California Judicial Council forms and pleadings, with samples of completed forms and discussion of practical skills, terms, and applications.
When advance health care directives ("living wills") were popularized, the guiding principle was to allow patients to choose to "die with dignity:' but one man's dignity is another man's poison, cautions anesthesiologist Marilyn M.
"Types of advance health care directives." The American Cancer Society.

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