Items Tagged ‘living will’

Advance Health Care Directives Make Decisions About Treatment Easier

November 16, 2018

Advance Health Care Directives Make Decisions About Treatment Easier

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 advance directive? An advance health care directive […]

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Tags: advance care directive, advance care planning, advance directive, healthcare decisions, life-sustaining treatment, living will, power of attorney


Ask the Doctors - Should our dad have a living will?

June 19, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should our dad have a living will?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: Our dad insists that he doesn’t want any heroic or extraordinary measures taken if he gets really sick, and he wants one of us children to relay this message to his medical team.  Should he have a living will? We’re verging into legal territory with this question, but as medicine continues to advance […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, end-of-life care, lifesaving measures, living will, palliative care, power of attorney