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Advance Directives

Advance Directives

One in four older Americans say that they-or a family member-have endured excessive or unwanted medical treatments. That's 25 million Americans who've undergone procedures, received medications and/or had medical tests they would have preferred not to have-a situation more likely to happen when you haven't made or can't make your wishes known. Only one in four Americans has an advance directive, the two-part protection plan that lets family, friends and healthcare practitioners know what types of medical care you want and don't want in a health crisis. Today we're joined by the organizers of a region-wide campaign to promote the value of advanced directives.