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Descriptor English:   Advance Directives 
Descriptor Spanish:   Directivas Anticipadas 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Diretivas Antecipadas 
Synonyms English:   Advance Directive
Attorney Healthcare Power
Attorney Medical Power
Contract, Ulysses
Contracts, Ulysses
Directive, Advance
Directives, Advance
Health Care Power of Attorney
Healthcare Power of Attorney
Medical Power of Attorney
Psychiatric Will
Psychiatric Wills
Ulysses Contract
Ulysses Contracts
Will, Psychiatric
Wills, Psychiatric  
Tree Number:   I01.880.604.583.020
N03.706.535.020
N04.590.233.624.124.050
Definition English:   Declarations by patients, made in advance of a situation in which they may be incompetent to decide about their own care, stating their treatment preferences or authorizing a third party to make decisions for them. (Bioethics Thesaurus) 
See Related English:   Advance Directive Adherence
Resuscitation Orders
Right to Die
 
History Note English:   1991 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CL classification EC economics
ES ethics EH ethnology
HI history LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends  
Record Number:   28849 
Unique Identifier:   D016223 

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