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The Patient Self Determination Act and Trends in Advance Directives

MAY 4, 2015 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 17 Last month the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a short report on the use of advance directives in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities. The report, requested by members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, addressed the experience with health care powers of …

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Snowbirds and travelers

Health Care Directives — Advice for Snowbirds and Travelers

APRIL 20, 2015 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 15 Arizona weather is beautiful, especially this time of year. We do have our weather challenges — for most of the state, that means the summer months — but there is no doubt that Arizona is attractive to visitors from more northern climes during the fall, winter and spring. …

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Is That Your Advance Directive in Your Pocket?

JULY 14, 2014 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 25 Last week I underwent a small outpatient surgical procedure (I’m fine — thanks for asking). I actually looked forward to the “do you have an advance (medical) directive?” question on admission. A couple years ago I had another outpatient procedure, and was surprised when the intake clerk asked …

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Do You Need New Documents When You Travel Outside Arizona?

APRIL 21, 2014 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 15 It is late April, and that means Spring is in full bloom in Tucson. Many of our winter visitors (we call them “snowbirds” but not mockingly or disparagingly — at least most of the time) will be returning to Illinois, Missouri, New York, Wisconsin, or other, cooler climes. …

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