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    If you need to make decisions about your healthcare, understanding your rights and planning in advance can give you peace of mind.

    We are here to ensure your wishes will be respected.

    What rights do I have to make decisions about my medical treatment and care? Learn more »

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    For someone in my position, it’s really good to know I can make my wishes known so nothing will happen that I don’t want to happen.

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    Did you know?
    70% Of the Public Want Little or No Medical Intervention at the End of Life.
    48% Wrongly Believe Family Members Have the Right to Make Healthcare Decisions on Behalf of a Loved one.
    4% Have Made Their Treatment Wishes Clear in Advance Decision.
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