It's difficult to imagine yourself in a situation in which prolonged life is meaningless and possibly painful. Should extreme measures be taken to extend a fragile life, or should the course of dying be allowed to continue peacefully? If you are unable to make a decision on your own, who should be in charge of directing your care? Such concerns can be put to rest with the California Medical Association's Advance Health Care Directive.
An Advance Directive may ac...
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