Ethical And Legal Issues, Aging in the Know

Ethical And Legal Issues, Aging in the Know, by American Geriatric Society (AGS), Foundation for Health in Aging.

Discusses legal and ethical issues in end-of-life decisions, including each person’s right to give informed consent concerning his or her medical treatment, and the use of Advance Directives or appointed surrogates to make these decisions for you in the event of your incapacity. Includes discussions on Advance Directives including living wills and durable powers of attorney for health care, as well as on choosing a surrogate decision maker, the importance of communication, and issues such as do not resuscitate orders, life-sustaining treatments, and withdrawing treatment.

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See Also, AGS, Eldercare At Home, Chapter 27, Advance Directives.

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