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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Advance Healthcare Directives

HealthcareAdvance healthcare directives allow individuals to specify their desired outcome in circumstances wherein they are medically unable to make their own decisions about end-of-life decisions. Over 50% of surveyed Americans want to retain the ability to make such decisions, but only 43% have shared their desires with family members, loved ones, or friends. An even lesser 25% have actually created an advance healthcare directive to provide for their end-of-life decisions. These figures were compiled through a Google Consumer Survey collected by Pixld, LLC, in February of 2014.

See, What Is An Advance Healthcare Directive?, Cook & Cook,  Feb. 17, 2014.


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