Advance Directives

Dr. Ericka E. Tung joined us for a conversation about Advanced Directives.  With the holidays comes the perfect opportunity to talk about Advance Directives.  What do these include?  How are they implemented?  Is your family able to change your Directive?

For more information and a great downloadable AD, click here for Honoring Choices.

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During the show we also discussed:
Bright Eyes for the Holidays 12-1-12 and Thyroid Supplements 12-1-12.

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  1. Joanne Haroldson
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    My husband & I are guardians of our daughter, age 25, who has Down’s syndrome. Does she need an Advanced Directive? For ourselves, where is a good place/source to get an Advanced Directive? I doctor quite a bit at Mayo. Thanks for the help.

    • Tracy
      Posted December 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

      Dr. Tung replies “Guardianship typically refers to a legal relationship in which the guardian has control over certain elements of the individual’s personal life. When the guardianship is set up, the specific covered elements are established. Oftentimes, guardians assume the role of healthcare power of attorney. I would advise to look into the actual guardianship documents and make sure that healthcare POA was established.”

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