Tag Archives: Advance Directive Form

Will Your Advance Care Directive Harm You?

Doctors say patients need more information before writing their Advance Care Directive

A recent article from Reuters, based upon doctors writing in the JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests that patients need to be better informed about the implications of their Advance Care Directive before putting that document into effect. Advance Care Directives allow … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip:
 You’re Never Too Young to Have An Advanced Healthcare Directive

How having an advanced healthcare directive as part of your estate plan helps loved ones know your exact wishes when you’re unable to voice them

Our Tip of the Week: It is hard to think about death when we are young and living life to the fullest. No one, however, is immune to death, and we cannot predict when and how it will strike. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Get Informed: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

POLST puts end-of-life healthcare directive decisions back in the patient's hands.

We’ve often visited on this blog the importance of Advanced Care Directives to ensure that patients are fully educated and empowered to make end-of-life healthcare decisions. Throughout the years, as the implications of orders like “Do Not Resuscitate” have confused … Continue reading

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