If the desire is to avoid any of a variety of procedures aimed at extending life when the patient's death really is close at hand no matter what anyone does, then the advance health care directive
would best be devoted to describing the threshold in the mortality process after which no health care services are wanted, save for those aimed solely at the patient's comfort.
The different states may or may not permit advance health care directives
At different times during the day, each of the three CVHP hospital campuses will offer the opportunity for the public to come in and fill out an advance health care directive
The document, "California Advance Health Care Directive
," may be downloaded for free in PDF format and printed for personal use.
JCC Manhattan, The Center for Pastoral Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Jewish Home Lifecare will collaborate on a project that will inspire conversation and study to equip individuals to complete advance health care directives
In 1991 the Federal Patient Self-Determination Act formally required hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice providers, health maintenance organizations and other health care institutions to check for and provide information about advance health care directives
to adult patients upon their admission to the facility.