II. Definition

  1. Advance Directive indicates health care preferences
  2. Determined while patient is cognitively intact
  3. May include directions regarding life prolongation
    1. Feeding Tubes
    2. Mechanical Ventilation
  4. Activated if patient becomes incapacitated

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Ontology: Living Wills (C0023914)

Definition (NCI_NCI-GLOSS) A type of legal advance directive in which a person describes specific treatment guidelines that are to be followed by health care providers if he or she becomes terminally ill and cannot communicate. A living will usually has instructions about whether to use aggressive medical treatment to keep a person alive (such as CPR, artificial nutrition, use of a respirator).
Definition (MSH) Written, witnessed declarations in which persons request that if they become disabled beyond reasonable expectation of recovery, they be allowed to die rather than be kept alive by extraordinary means. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Concepts Regulation or Law (T089)
MSH D016224
LNC LA17321-3
English Living Wills, Will, Living, Wills, Living, living wills, living will, Living Will, Living will
Swedish Livstestamenten
Czech kvalifikovaný reverz, poslední vůle - souhlas k euthanasii, dříve vyslovená přání
Finnish Hoitotahto
Russian UKAZANIE BOL'NOGO O PREKRASHCHENII SOBSTVENNOI ZHIZNI, SOSTAVLENNOE ZABLAGOVREMENNO, PRAVO RASPORIAZHAT'SIA SOBSTVENNOI ZHIZN'IU I SMERT'IU, SMERT', UZAKONENNOE PRAVO INDIVIDUUMA, ПРАВО РАСПОРЯЖАТЬСЯ СОБСТВЕННОЙ ЖИЗНЬЮ И СМЕРТЬЮ, СМЕРТЬ, УЗАКОНЕННОЕ ПРАВО ИНДИВИДУУМА, УКАЗАНИЕ БОЛЬНОГО О ПРЕКРАЩЕНИИ СОБСТВЕННОЙ ЖИЗНИ, СОСТАВЛЕННОЕ ЗАБЛАГОВРЕМЕННО
Italian Testamento biologico
French Dernières volontés, Testament de fin de vie, Testament de vie, Testament biologique
Polish Testament życia, Życzenie umierającego, Brak zgody na uporczywe leczenie
Norwegian Livstestamenter
Spanish Testamento Vital, Voluntad en Vida
German Patiententestamente
Dutch Wilsverklaring, Wilsverklaringen
Portuguese Testamentos Quanto à Vida