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Advance Directives

Advance Directives (American Cancer Society)

An advance health care directive is a kind of legal document that tells your doctor your wishes about your health care. Find general information about health care power of attorney, living wills, do-not-resuscitate, and other agreements.

Review Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014

American Cancer Society

Advance Directives (Cancer Information Service)

This fact sheet provides patients with an outline for thinking about end-of-life issues and some guidelines for discussion with their doctors, families, and loved ones.

Review Date: Monday, June 01, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders

Learn how advanced directives, such as a living will, durable power of attorney for health care, and do not resuscitate order, can be used to tell your doctor and loved ones what kind of treatment you would want if unable to make medical decisions.

Review Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Personal Health and the Healthcare System (multimedia)

This multimedia site includes information on Medicare, Medicaid, advance directives,caregiving, and end of life care. Many materials are available in Russian and Spanish.

Review Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013

Healthy Roads Media

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