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
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
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
There are many different types of legal documents that can help you plan how your affairs will be handled in the future. This document provides information on Wills and Trusts, Advance Directives, and the types of Power of Attorney that may assist you with your financial planning.
Review Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center
None of us knows when a future event might leave us unable to speak for ourselves. Download your state-approved advanced directive to create and share a written record of your health care wishes.
Review Date: Monday, April 06, 2015
Compassion & Choices