Advance Directive- Do you know what it is?
“A document that focuses on helping patients detail their own “Advance Directive” – focuses on helping patients detail their own that lays out the patient’s wishes for health care decisions, such as life-sustaining treatment, and designates a Patient Advocate to oversee those decisions.”
Consider the following facts.
- 90% of people say that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important. 27% have done so.
- 80% of people say that if seriously ill, they would want to talk to their doctor about wishes for medical treatment toward the end of their life.
- 7% report having had this conversation with their doctor.
- 82% of people say it’s important to put their wishes in writing. 23% have done it
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