Health care agents can ease end-of-life medical decision-making

01/2/2014 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A health care agent can help facilitate meaningful advance directives for end-of-life medical decisions and help prevent patients from being exposed to treatments they would not want, while saving family members from having to scramble to make choices they may not be prepared to make, consultant Brad Stulberg writes. Only about 30% of Americans have any kind of advance directive in place, and many times it is on paper and may not be easily available.

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