Advance Directives (cont.)
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Inability to Make Medical Decisions
Advance medical directive becomes effective only when a patient is no longer able to make their own decisions due to mental incapacity. This could be temporary or permanent. If temporary, the patient resumes decision making responsibilities once the temporary condition resolves.
Common situations in which a person may be temporarily or permanently unable or incapable of making complex judgment or end of life decisions are
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/27/2015
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