authorizing advance health care directives
as a method of providing
Although most people initially think otherwise, the law in most states does not allow an advance health care directive
to tie one's hands.
To avoid the confusion that surrounds the Schiavo family, pitting spouses against parents, California residents must sign a document known as an Advance Health Care Directive
The painful lesson couldn't be more clear: You can spare your loved ones the anguish that's tearing Schiavo's family apart by filling out an advance health care directive
outlining who you want making decisions on your behalf and when you want your end-of-life care to end.
One of the easiest and most efficient means of obtaining consent is to have inmates execute an advance health care directive
before they become incompetent.
Many states have developed standard advance health care directive
forms that allow the principal to designate specific procedures that the principal wants withheld or withdrawn.
Among the legal documents that people need to have are a properly-executed durable power of attorney, a will and a living will or advance health care directive