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Author: TwoCybers Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 19021  
Subject: Re: Living Will Date: 4/29/2000 3:29 PM
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While Trini may be correct, there is in my view one serious problem with the medical directive approach. Who is going to insure the medical people follow your directive? Yes your family can go to court and six months later get an order.

On the other hand if I have a durable power of attorney for you with regard to healthcare, I can check you out of the hospital. The hospital may force me to sign a release, but to the extent I understand your wishes, I will be able to make things happen.

Now if you just don't trust other folks with that power, you have a real problem. Because usually advance directives and healthcare POA documents are not used when the patient is conscious, lucid and able to make decisions.
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