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Powers of Attorney and Living Wills

By University Health Network, 2007
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This fact sheet published by the University Health Network (UNH) explains the concept, purpose of having advance directives, power of attorney, a living will and a substitute decision-maker.  It also outlines advantages of having advance directives at the time when patients are not able to communicate their wishes to health care providers.

Subject Headings Advance Directives, Power of Attorney, Living Will

Medical Subject Headings Advance Directives; Living Wills; Advance Care Planning

Published by University Health Network (2007) Canada.

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