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March 15, 2006

The Will To Live Project

Topics: Action Items

From TerrisFight:

Protects your own life and the lives of your family members when you cannot speak for yourselves:

  • Names someone you trust to safeguard your life when you cannot speak for yourself as your "health care agent"

  • Names backup agents if your first choice can't serve

  • Describes the treatment you do and do not want to guide your health care agent and physicians

  • Protects your family and health care agent from pressure from health care providers and others by allowing them to prove what you really did want

  • Relieves the agony of decision making for them by making your wishes clear
(Source National Right To Life)

The following Links can provide you with the information you need, and any questions you might have regarding Advanced Directives.

National Right to Life Committee
International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Will Your Advance Directive Be Followed?

Report Finds:

Most States Don't Require Docotors to Honor Advanced Directives That Direct Food, Fluids, Treatment

The laws of all but ten states may allow doctors and hospitals to disregard advance directives when they call for treatment, food, or fluids, according to a report issued by the NRLC Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics April 15, 2005.

Read More . . .

Posted by tim at March 15, 2006 5:28 PM


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