Where’s That Directive?

“Most of the time, patients who have advance directives — somewhere — and don’t bring them to the hospital have simply left them at home. But lawyers’ offices and safe deposit boxes are also popular locations. All of which are useless if a person can’t direct his own care, or if family members are at odds. Or they are rummaging through drawers and files looking for the paperwork while the ER staff stands by.”

Read More in The New York Times

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