Health Tip: Making End-of-Life Wishes Known

Things to consider for advanced directives

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(HealthDay News) -- Advanced directives are legal documents that dictate end-of-life wishes.

Written properly, they make clear which treatments/procedures you want and don't want.

The U.S. National Cancer Institute suggests this information may be included in your advanced directives:

  • Whether you approve use of medical technology, such as dialysis or a breathing machine.
  • Whether you want doctors to attempt resuscitation if breathing or heartbeat stops.
  • Whether you support use of a feeding tube.
  • Whether you support organ or tissue donation.

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