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medical directive

a general term for documents that provide direction on the type of care a person desires. See also advance directive, living will.
A specific and comprehensive advance care document developed for a person which addresses and tries to anticipate that person’s health care needs at the end of his life

medical directive

End-of-life decisions A specific and comprehensive advance care document–being developed for health care at the end of life. See Advance directive, Durable power of attorney, Living will.
Medical Directive–optimal components  
Introduction Provides an explanation of the document's purpose
Paradigmatic scenarios Provides examples that help the individual understand various illness circumstances and evaluate the types of life-sustaining interventions that might be employed; the PSs would–in theory–help the individual designate his/her preferences with respect to specific treatments
Proxy decision-maker Section provides details on who would make the decisions in the event of the individual becoming mentally incompetent
Organ donation Yes/no, what, to whom, for what
Personal statement The individual's 'wrap-up'
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Section HI describes planning for disability, such as powers of attorney, advance medical directives, guardianships, and Medicaid.
While values histories and medical directives are not tools of rationing in the sense of government controls, they will have an impact on resource allocation and rationing in the personal sense.
Make it your mission to know the patient's wishes, what medical directives are, how they work, and how to help patients complete them.
The first 5,000 copies of In Life and Death We Belong to the Lord: Considering Advance Medical Directives were distributed quickly throughout the nation.
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Does nothing to protect Idahoans' legal end-of-life wishes expressed in their advance medical directives, still allowing all health care professionals in Idaho to refuse to honor the legal documents.
Moreover, professional practice legislation in Ontario limits paramedics' practice by requiring the development and approval of Medical Directives approved by the Base Hospital Group Medical Advisory Council of Ontario for provision of care beyond current competencies.
I would imagine, for example, that the first talk would just lay the foundation for having a series of different talks about specifics such as medical directives, long-term care, etc.
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That creates other issues, because you want them to work within the EHR remotely, but they have documents at home, medical directives and such--the patients.
Another friend revisits her will and medical directives each November, aware that some day she will take her place among the saints and souls whose feasts mark the beginning of the month.
Tom Burch and Mary Lou Marzian wrote, "Both men and women will be dismayed to see their advance medical directives are not respected in a Catholic hospital.

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