medical directive


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to medical directive: advance medical directive

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'
References in periodicals archive ?
110, 111 (2003) (providing a detailed discussion of advanced medical directives and their interaction with powers of attorney for health care, which together may form a single legal instrument).
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.
Under federal law, an advance medical directive also includes any written declaration that "authorizes another person to make health care decisions for the declarant, under circumstances stated in the declaration, whenever the declarant is incapable of making informed health care decisions.
With this in mind, it's a good time to review what you know about medical directives, how you deal with them in practice, and what your ethical obligations are.
Advanced Medical Directives, Powers of Attorney, and Guardianships
The complete responsibility for treatment decision making will not rest as heavily on the shoulders of the agent if the patient has signed a living will or prior discussions on medical directives between patient and agent have taken place.
medical directive written in advance that sets forth your
The company announced that Focus Surgery has recently completed its Annex II audit for the CE Medical Directive in Europe.
Since 2006, Lucas has focused his practice on helping families preserve their financial wealth and legacies for future generations through the use of trusts, wills, powers of attorney, advance medical directives, living wills, and other estate planning strategies.
The procedures for the long-awaited system are too complicated as seen, for example, in the provision that the Advance Medical Directives (AMD) for relatively healthy patients who want to forego life-sustaining treatment if they are stricken with a terminal illness later, should be signed even by grand grandparents or grandchildren.
Medical directives As with powers of attorney, once parties are divorced, medical directives in which the ex-spouse is the named agent are revoked in most states, including Massachusetts.
Medical directives, powers of attorney, living wills

Full browser ?