End of Life

Pitfalls for the Healthcare Agent (and the Patient)

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Many times in these columns, the issue of advance directives has been addressed and the contributors have repeatedly emphasized the importance of appointing a health care agent. Various national surveys have revealed that only about 20–30 % of the population have taken the initiative to appoint someone to speak on their behalf when they are unable to do so.

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