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Advanced Directives

What is a healthcare power of attorney?

What is a living will?

All adults can benefit from thinking about what their healthcare choices would be if they are unable to speak for themselves.  These decisions can be written down in an advance directive so that others know what they are.

Advance directives come in two main forms:

  • A "healthcare power of attorney" (or "proxy" or "agent" or "surrogate") documents the person you select to be your voice for your healthcare decisions if you cannot speak for yourself.
  • A "living will" documents what kinds of medical treatments you would or would not want at the end of life.


Courtesy of:


www.nhdd.org


How can I learn more about advance directives / advance care planning?

The links below explore a variety of resources to help you make, discuss and document future healthcare wishes and decisions. The links below explore a variety of resources to help you make, discuss and document future healthcare wishes and decisions.  



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