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Advance Directives

Advance Directives are documents that tell others, especially health care professionals which medical treatments people do or do not want. This guide has facts about advance directives, why they are needed, and how to talk with your family member about them.

Advance Directives: A Family Caregiver's Guide


For a listing of advance directives by state, go here to Caring Connections, a service of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

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