The Law of Later-life Health Care and Decision Making

The Law of Later-life Health Care and Decision Making

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Directives - which include living wills and health care powers of attorney (or proxies) are unique in a heretofore unknown way. They draw heavily on the knowledge and skills of practitioners from all three of the noble professions: law, medicine, and spirit. That's precisely why Advance Health Care Directives: A Handbook for Professionals is such an exceedingly important work. Authored by a lawyer and a physician, this far ranging volume deals with the difficult and sensitive issues faced by professionals - lawyers, doctors, nurses, clerics, spiritual advisors, chaplains, social workers, palliative caregivers, and all allied walks - in helping clients and patients plan, write, execute, and implement these utterly essential qpersonal contingency plansq for health care decision-making. Book jacket.Depending on state law, the institutionalized spouse and community spouse are each assigned a portion of the countable resources, with the community spouse permitted to retain a resource ... This could include a car loan, or credit card debt.

Title:The Law of Later-life Health Care and Decision Making
Author:Lawrence A. Frolik
Publisher:American Bar Association - 2006


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