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Contents Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: What Every Person Needs to Know 1 What the Patient Self-Determination Act Means to You 2 When is Therapy Beneficial? When Is It Futile? 3 How Ethical Principles Affect Health Care Decisions 4 The Value of Values 5 The Living Will and the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care 6 The Values History: Defining Your Health Care Values 7 You, Your Family, and Health Care Decisions 8 Signing Advance Directives Appendixes: Generic Forms for Advance Directives Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Living Will and Health Care Proxy The Values History Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Right to die -- United States.
Medical care -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Power of attorney -- United States.
Patients -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.