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Description - Making Sense of Advance Directives by Nancy M. P. King

Advance directives - such as living wills and health care proxies - are documents intended to declare and preserve the health care choices of patients if they become unable to make their own decisions. This book provides a comprehensive overview of advance directives and clear, practical directions for writing and interpreting them. Nancy M.P. King provides a legal, philosophical, and historical analysis of the moral and legal force of advance directives. She explains the types and models of advance directives currently in use and offers guidelines for individuals seeking to write, read, and use directives to promote individuals' health care choices within the laws of their own states. King emphasizes that advance directives are not orders given by patients to their doctors; instead, they are documents that invite conversation between doctors and patients about health care decisions of great importance. The purpose of advance directives is to support patients' health care choices, and the book promotes a thoughtful use of advance directives that is best calculated to achieve that purpose, whatever form individual advance directives may take. This new edition has been updated to reflect the many changes in advance directive statutes since 1991, including expanded discussions of health care proxy statutes, the impact of the Patient Self-Determination Act and the Supreme Court's Cruzan decision. King also has extended her analysis of the implications for advance directives of managed care, resource allocation, resource scarcity, and the debate over futile treatment at the end of life. "Making Sense of Advance Directives" is a valuable handbook for patients, health care providers and administrators, patient counselors, lawyers, policymakers, and any individual interested in advance directives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780878406050
ISBN-10: 0878406050
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Georgetown University Press
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Nancy M. P. King

Nancy M.P. King is a lawyer and an professor in the Department of Social Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.