Living Wills: How to protect your end-of-life medical decisions

Boston, Mass.—In light of recent events, many people are thinking about their own end-of-life medical decisions and how to make sure they are honored. Harvard Medical School's newly updated Guide to Living Wills and Health Care Proxies addresses just these issues.

This clear, easy-to-understand report gives you all the information you need, including:

A Guide to Living Wills and Health Care Proxies

A Guide to Living Wills and Health Care Proxies helps you know and protect your rights. "Many of my patients know about health care proxies and living wills and recognize their value. Yet they also imagine that these forms will be difficult to understand, or require a lawyer's help, and so they just don't get around to doing anything about it," says Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Editor in Chief of Harvard Medical School's publications division. "Our goal with this report is to explain what people need to know, and to give them the tools to create a health care proxy or living will in just a few hours, on their own."

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