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Advance Directives - Talking Points
Advance Directives allow a person who is unable to speak for him/herself to assert their right to make informed decisions by authorizing a trusted person to make decisions on your behalf.
Can you think of various situations in which having an advance directive is needed?
In each of the above situations, who knows the patient’s preferred wishes and is authorized to have the medical team carry them out?
It is important that you take the time to discuss these issues with your doctor and/or family, if appropriate, to make sure your wishes are known and you understand your responsibility and authority to carry out an advanced directive.
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