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Can you tell me reasons for having an advance directive?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Personal control

An advance directive tells your doctor and family what to do in the case of your personal incapacity or impending death.
It relieves them of some responsibility in these decisions by directing the level of care you will accept and what extremes you would allow if you were conscious and directing your care. It is a kindness to all concerned and can prevent prolonged suffering.

In brief: Personal control

An advance directive tells your doctor and family what to do in the case of your personal incapacity or impending death.
It relieves them of some responsibility in these decisions by directing the level of care you will accept and what extremes you would allow if you were conscious and directing your care. It is a kindness to all concerned and can prevent prolonged suffering.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: To Store Gametes

Without an advanced directive (ad), sperm and eggs cannot be used for future use.
By having this in place, if an accident occurs such as a motor vehicle accident, you can't respond, and your significant other wants to use your eggs or sperm for a future child, this can be done with an ad. The gametes can be obtained and with your prior ad can be used to help create future offspring.

In brief: To Store Gametes

Without an advanced directive (ad), sperm and eggs cannot be used for future use.
By having this in place, if an accident occurs such as a motor vehicle accident, you can't respond, and your significant other wants to use your eggs or sperm for a future child, this can be done with an ad. The gametes can be obtained and with your prior ad can be used to help create future offspring.
Dr. Steven Lindheim
Dr. Steven Lindheim
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