Advance Directives

Home > Tools You Can Use > Topics > Public Health > Advance Directives You Can Use:Topics:Public Health:Advance Directives<p><span>Most people do not like to think about being sick or dying.</span></p><p><span>However, planning for our future health care in an advance health care directive is important for all of us—not just for people who know that they will be facing end-of-life decisions in the near future. The articles below provide facts and answers to questions for physicians and their patients:</span></p><ul><li><span><a href="">Health care agents</a> </span></li><li><span><a href="">Health care representatives</a> </span></li><li><span><a href="">Details, definitions, and explanations</a> </span></li></ul> Health Care Directives: Details, Definitions, and Explanations <p>​You should discuss any amendment or revocation of your directive with your doctor or attorney. If you choose to revoke the power of your health care agent, you should consider appointing someone else to act as your agent. </p>Physicians;# Care RepresentativesFAQ: Health Care RepresentativesLearn more about health care representatives—who make health care decisions for you if you are incompetent and have not appointed a health care agent—in this FAQ.Physicians;# Care AgentsFAQ: Health Care AgentsLearn more about health care agents—who you can appoint to make health care decisions for you if you are incompetent—in this FAQ.Physicians;# Directive StepsFive Steps: A Guide to Help Plan Your End-of-Life and Future Health CarePlan ahead for end-of-life and other future health care with an advance health care directive.Physicians;# on Act 169 (Advance Directives)Get an overview of Act 169, which governs advance health care directives and health care decision-making for incompetent patients.Practice Administrators;#