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Kennedy Krieger Institute Advance Directive Toolkit

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  • Posted on: 07.08.2020
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Adults are empowered to make their own decisions about medical treatment. Accident or illness may impact an adult’s ability to make their own healthcare decisions. When an adult is not able to make their own healthcare decisions, someone else may make those decisions for them. Adults may use an advance directive to designate who has the power to make decisions on their behalf, what decisions others may make for them, and the scope of those decisions. Having an advance directive in place is particularly important in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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