An advance directive for health care (also known as a living will) can include an instruction directive (where you outline care you do or do not want) and a proxy directive (where you appoint someone to speak on your behalf). There are four main ways to build an advanced directive. They include:
- Proxy directive alone
- Instruction directive alone
- Instruction directive with a health care representative appointed – specific direction
- Instruction directive with a health care representative appointed – decision making tracks
Listen to the episode to learn more about these types of advance directives and how they can result in different scenarios for the health care representative (if one has been appointed).
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