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    1. 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.

    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. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

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

      WebMD explains what advance directives and living wills are.

    8. 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.

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

      Though you may have some form of an advance directive, you can still receive certain types of care, even if you wish to refuse others. Learn more here.

    10. 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.

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