Excuses, Excuses... Why You Don’t Have a Healthcare Directive

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A recent article in Reuters mentions that only 2 out of 5 U.S. citizens have some kind of

healthcare directive, and that our own U.S. laws might be the cause. A study done by

Rebecca Sudore of the University of California, San Francisco found that “Most states

had practical restrictions that could make it difficult for many people to complete an

advanced directive... In addition, many of the documents used in end-of-life planning

were written in complicated legal language that the average person would have trouble

understanding.

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