Wants, Wishes, and Wills: A Medical and Legal Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family in Sickness and in Health
Financial Times Prentice Hall
Publication date: April 2007
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
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Take Control of Your Medical Care, Your Estate Planning, and the Legacy You Leave Includes checklists, examples, definitions, ideas, and a plain- English glossary of the terms you need to understand A terminal diagnosis...a life-threatening disease... recognition of one’s own mortality...or simply planning ahead. These all lead individuals to contemplate difficult end-of-life decisions. But when they do, they find themselves confused, desperately seeking guidance: about Living Wills, about health care proxies, about their own care, wishes, and affairs. Dr. Shawn D. Glisson and Wynne A.Whitman, Esq., help people face these issues every day– Glisson as a respected oncologist,Whitman as an experienced estate lawyer. Now, they’ve come together to give readers all the tools they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. The authors provide compassionate, up-to-date, plain-English guidance you need to decide for yourself and stay in control of your life. Understand your choices and take control of themKnow your options and make sure your decisions are respected Know the law–before it’s too lateUnderstand directives, health care proxies, Living Wills, and powers of attorney The authors answer questions such as: How can I make sure I get the best possible care to fight my disease? How do I prepare a Living Will that accurately expresses my views? Will alternative therapies help me? What should I know about hospice? What’s the best way to plan my estate and minimize my taxes? Above all, how do I make sure my wishes are followed?