The Advance Care Directive for Health Care gives the individual many options including signing a simple living will, the appointment of a surrogate decisionmaker called a health care proxy and designating organ donation. It also allows a person to direct when and if tube feedings should be withheld when terminally ill or persistently unconscious.
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