Advance Directive

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An advance directive is a legal document that allows individuals to communicate their healthcare wishes and preferences in the event they are unable to do so.

It is a form of healthcare planning that can include a living will, which outlines specific medical treatments or procedures that an individual does or does not want to receive, and a healthcare power of attorney, which designates someone to make healthcare decisions on their behalf if they are unable to do so.

Advance directives can also address end-of-life care, including decisions about life-sustaining treatment and organ donation. Advance directives vary by state, and it is important to ensure that the document complies with state laws and is properly executed.

By creating an advance directive, individuals can ensure that their healthcare wishes are respected and that their loved ones are not burdened with difficult decisions in times of crisis.

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