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The Importance of Advance Directives in Medical Care

April 27, 2016

stethoscope on top of chart with two pillsNobody wants to think about it, but death is something that we must all, one day, face.

Our own Dr. Kristine Scruggs, recently wrote a poignant article that deals with death, dying, and how having a plan in place can help you take control of your health or the health of loved ones in the event that a difficult decision needs to be made.

Read the article here, give it some thought, and take some time to develop your own plan so your wishes are carried out and your loved ones are not burdened with having to make very difficult life or death decisions for you.

Related Resources

The following is helpful information pertaining to medical care decisions and advance directives, including information such as: creating a living will, being a health care power of attorney for a loved one, how to make an advance directive, and more.