authorizing advance health care directives
as a method of providing
It should reassure clients who, in the course of preparing an advance health care directive
, are asked to make prejudgments about a lot of remote contingencies that they find difficult or painful even to contemplate.
The Institute for Healthcare Advancement, a nonprofit organization that provides a wide variety of educational and community health care services, has prepared an advance health care directive
available through its website www.iha4heahh.org.
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forms that allow the principal to designate specific procedures that the principal wants withheld or withdrawn.