Advance directive

What is Advance directive?

Advance directive meaning A legal document that states the treatment or care a person wishes to receive or not receive if he or she becomes unable to make medical decisions (for example, due to being unconscious or in a coma). Some types of advance directives are living wills and do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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