Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Definition of the Week: Medical Directive

Medical Directive: A Medical Directive is a document in which you dictate (1) whether mechanical procedures should be applied that will (2) allow your essential bodily organs to function (3) for a greater or lesser period of time (4) in the event you are suffering a non-curable medical condition that will (5) result in your short-term natural death if (6) the mechanical procedures are not applied. Sometimes referred to as a "living will" or pull-the-plug document."

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