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advance directives

legal documents that tell the doctor and family what future medical care a person wants if the person later becomes unable to make decisions for him or herself. This may include whether to start or when to stop life-sustaining treatments. Another type of advance directive lets you choose a person to make decisions for you if you become unable to do it for yourself. See also durable power of attorney for health care, living will.

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Why do you need an advance directive?

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