advance directive

Dr. Robert Ashley is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Advanced Directives

Do I really need an advanced directive?

Unequivocally, yes. Advance Directives are forms providing direction to both family members and the medical [...]

By UCLA50Plus • August 12, 2019
It can be unpleasant to think about a time when you can’t make your health care wishes known to family or physicians. Having an advance health care directive in place when you are healthy ensures your preferences are known and respected should you become incapacitated. What is an [...]
By uclahealth • November 16, 2018
Dear Doctor: I am a 60-year-old man who exercises regularly and takes no medicines. At my last physical exam, my doctor gave me an Advance Directive form. Do I really need to fill one of these out? Unequivocally, yes. 
By Ask the Doctors • August 1, 2018
Many of today’s medical advancements wouldn’t be possible without the thousands of people who donate their bodies for medical education and research. Each year, the UCLA Donated Body Program receives about 175 donated remains from patients, staff and members of the community. [...]
By uclahealth • May 24, 2016