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  1. Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions

    WebMD looks at the federal law concerning advance directives such as living wills, as well as some special cases such as pregnancy.

  2. Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions

    Your advance directives become legally valid as soon as you sign them in front of the required witnesses. However, each state establishes its own guidelines for when advance directives become operative. Learn more here.

  3. Questions and Answers: Artificial Nutrition and Hydration and End of Life Decision Making

    There are times when artificial nutrition and hydration is necessary, and times when it can be refused. Learn more here.

  4. Conversations Before The Crisis

    In addition to understanding what a person wants, and who is going to make those choices, conversations about the end of life are also opportunities to explore family issues.

  5. Health Care Agents: Appointing One and Being One

    WebMD looks at more questions about appointing an appropriate health care agent and their role in your end_of_life issues.

  6. Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions

    WebMD explains what advance directives and living wills are.

  7. Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions

    WebMD clarifies the difference between a "will", a "living will", and a "living trust", as well as the different forms of power of attorney, and concerns over life insurance when using an advanced directive.

  8. Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions

    Will my advance directives be honored in another state? The answer to this question varies from state to state_ some states do not even address the issue. Find out more here.

  9. Health Care Agents - Appointing One and Being One

    Accepting an appointment as a health care agent requires thoughtful consideration about whether you can fulfill the role appropriately. WebMD explores this issue.

  10. Questions and Answers: Artificial Nutrition and Hydration and End of Life Decision Making

    Observation of patients indicates that the death process is quite peaceful, and no evidence exists that they are less comfortable or aware of the removal of artificial nutrition and hydration. Learn more here.

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