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a document written by someone still legally capable requesting that he should be allowed to die if subsequently severely disabled or suffering terminal illness

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Approximately one in three US adults completes any type of advance directive for end-of-life care.
This registry receives advance directives, DNR cards, POST forms, surrogate selection forms, and guardianship papers from treating healthcare providers and the public and with the consent of patients or their legal agents releases them to treating healthcare providers at the time of a medical crisis.
Judgment 385/2012 of 16 April of the High Court of Justice of Asturias (Administrative Appeals Chamber, Section 1) [30] confirmed the legality of a clause on euthanasia and assisted suicide contained in an advance directive document, considering that this directive, drafted in a conditional sense and subject to what would be permitted by the legislation in force at the time of its application, is by no means illegal, but rather a case of subjection to the law.
In the absence of a specific form provided by the state EMS authority, it is possible that the EMS system may resuscitate a patient if 9-11 has been called, even if an Advance Directive can be produced at the scene.
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Nearly half the parents in the study were interested in creating an advance directive for their child.
a foreign country, the living will can be faxed or e-mailed to the hospital if the patient is too incapacitated to sign that hospital's advance directive.
In terms of terminology within the New Zealand context, an advance care plan may be considered an advance directive or may be aligned with other existing advance directives and be legally binding (MOH, 2011).
Because there is no record of an advance directive or a "Do Not Resuscitate" (DNR) order, the ER team jumps into full cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) mode.
Although participants felt that advance directives were a flawed approach to communicating patient wishes, they agreed that these previous discussions between patients and their families had several benefits, which included prompting discussions about end of life care or quality of life as well as providing participants with the opportunity to use the advance directive to decrease moral burden by shifting responsibility for choosing end-of-life options away from family members.
9% of persons with serious mental illness have actually completed an advance directive addressing their mental health care.
During her admission assessment, she said she had a "psychiatric advance directive.
Australia) explores the incorporation of mental health advance directives into law in relation to contemporary human rights debates and the human rights framework of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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