An advance directive is a legal form you fill out to say what
kinds of medical care you want if you aren't able to make decisions for yourself.
It tells your family and your doctor what to do if you're badly hurt or have a serious
illness that keeps you from saying what you want.
There are two main types of
advance directives: a living will and a medical power of attorney.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine &
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Jean
S. Kutner, MD, MSPH - Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Medicine & Robin
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