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Postgrad Med J. 1998 Mar;74(869):151-6.

Advance directives and living wills.

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  • 1Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, Hants, UK.

Abstract

Under certain circumstances, living wills or advance directives may carry legal force in the UK. This paper traces the development of advance directives, clarifies their current legal position and discusses potential problems with their use. Case histories are used to illustrate some of the common dilemmas which doctors may face.

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PMC2360827
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