Part I – The Living Will – Advance Directives for Health Care 8:50
You have a stroke or an accident and are suddenly unable to communicate to the medical team what treatments you want or don’t want. Who makes the decisions? You do, if you had written down your desires before you became incapacitated or incompetent. It can happen to any of us at any time which
is why it is so important to make out your “Living Will” or Advance Directives for Health Care (the name of this document varies from state to state) in place. This program covers all the basics about this document from what it is, why it’s so important, and how to decide to whom you should give decisionmaking power on your behalf. It even tells you where you can get the forms for free. This is critical information that will make your choices for medical care clear and firm in the event that you are not able to answer questions from the medical team who is treating you.
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