An advance directive lets your family and your doctors know your wishes for end-of-life-care.
The provisions contained in an advance directive will be put into effect if a person is in a coma, for example.
There are advantages to signing an advance directive.
A person who has signed an advance directive can also indicate that they have changed their wishes verbally.
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