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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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the operative language in advance health care directives is comprised of
So the physician will usually do what he or she deems best (or believes will least expose the physician to legal liability) unless the patient's agent is steadily insistent on some other "credible" course of action that evidently is supported by the language of the advance health care directive.
The Pennsylvania DOC adopted a policy honoring inmate advance health care directives.
Advance Health Care Directive Fact Sheet, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
Filling out an advance health care directive is a simple way for you to let your loved ones and medical professionals know what to do in the unfortunate event that you become critically ill and cannot manage your affairs yourself.
The easy-to-use advance health care directive was developed by Rebecca Sudore, M.
The study also points out the need to educate seniors about the importance of having an Advance Health Care Directive and Durable Powers of Attorney.
A living will, advance health care directive and organ and tissue donation directive can provide peace of mind to families and lift the burden of dealing with these difficult choices in a time of grief," said David Tang of Seattle, chair of the Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law.
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