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The Importance of Advanced Directives

The importance and necessity of making advance directives, either instructive, or by proxy, became obvious after a huge public resonance, caused by the case of Terri Schiavo, who died in March 2005. In 1990 she suffered a large heart arrest and fell into a persistent vegetative state. Two years later her husband, Michael Schiavo, received

What Are Advanced Driectives And How They Are Used

Many patients look for information to answer to the questions what are advanced directives. Actually, advanced directives are special documents, which contain information about patient’s preferences and wishes as to medical care and treatment, made for the cases of inability of the patient to make medical decisions. Advanced directives are supposed to help doctors in