This thorough consumer guide to New York law provides information and sample forms to help users exercise their right to make treatment decisions and ensure that their wishes for end-of-life-care are understood and respected by care givers, family, and friends. The guide includes an explanation of different types of advance directives (e.g., health care proxy, living will); guidance on how to prepare, make known, or cancel these directives; and discussions of issues such as pain management, hospice care, and organ donation. The guide also incorporates a list of organizations that can provide additional forms and information and citations to relevant case law and statutes.
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