Published: Mar. 22, 2007
Updated: Mar. 22, 2007
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By Duke Medicine News and Communications
An advance directive is a set of directions you give about the health care you want if you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself.
North Carolina has two ways for you to make a formal advance directive: a living will and/or a health care power of attorney. It's important to think ahead about end of life decisions and talk about these decisions with your family and doctor.
Here is a list of frequently asked questions and forms for completing advanced directives.
Living Will Frequently Asked Questions [66 KB PDF]
Living Will Form [115 KB PDF]