Advance Directives Archive

Guide to Advance Directives

What is an Advance Directive? As a competent adult, you have the right to decide to accept or refuse any medical treatment. As long as you are competent, you are the only person who can decide what medical treatment you want and do not want to receive. A situation may arise in future when you

On Advance Directives / Living Wills

Living Wills and Their Variations: A Simple Introduction  E.L. Erde, Ph. D., Professor, UMDNJ-SOM, Department of Family Medicine Stratford, NJ 08084 erdeel@umdnj.edu People use Living Wills or Advance Directives to direct their medical care when they become unable to do it for themselves. The purpose is to avoid conflicts, confusion, and lack of information