In recent years, the American public has become increasingly aware of the importance of documenting end-of-life wishes. A Living Will or Health Care Directive is a document that specifies our preferences for medical treatment when we are unconscious or otherwise unable to make decisions on our own. Another document, called a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, names a health care agent to ensure that our wishes for medical care are honored. However, these important documents are not effective when they cannot be located by our medical providers or family. … Back to Article
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