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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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

    You can best protect your treatment wishes by appointing a healthcare agent and preparing a living will. Each offers something the other does not. Have a look at the benefits of combining these approaches here.

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

    Advance directives give you a voice in decisions about your medical treatment, even if you are unconscious or too ill to communicate. Learn more about advanced directives here.

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

    WebMD explains what advance directives and living wills are.

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

    Your agent needs to know about the quality of life that is important to you and when and how aggressively you would want medical treatments provided. Find out more about discussing your wishes with your advance directives agent.

  9. 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.

  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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