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How do I create an advance directive?

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You can download the forms you need from the internet. Each state's form is different, so be sure to use the correct form for your state. You will generally need to have your form witnessed and/or notarized, so take careful note of the requirements for your state.

Once you have completed your advance directive, you should ensure that everyone involved in your care has a copy and is aware of it: your doctor, your hospital, your hospice or palliative care team, important family members, and your attorney if you have one.

From: Advance Directives WebMD Medical Reference

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Center to Advance Palliative Care, New York.

Caring Connections, a project of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Alexandria, Va.

Aging With Dignity, Tallahassee.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 5, 2018

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Center to Advance Palliative Care, New York.

Caring Connections, a project of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Alexandria, Va.

Aging With Dignity, Tallahassee.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 5, 2018

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