Will My Advance Directive Be Followed?

Yes. Everyone responsible for your care must respect the wishes that you have stated in your advance directive. However, if your doctor, nurse or other professional has a sincere objection to respecting your wishes to refuse life­sustaining treatment, he or she may have your care transferred to another professional who will carry them out.

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