advance directive

Definition of "advance directive"
  1. A written legal document outlining one's desired medical care and appointing an individual to implement those desires
How to use "advance directive" in a sentence
  1. In her advance directive, she asked not to undergo life-sustaining treatments in a terminal condition.
  2. He assigned his oldest son as the person responsible for ensuring his advance directive is followed.
  3. Having an advance directive allows people to take control over their medical decisions even when they are not able to communicate.

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