Advance directives, autonomy and unintended death

Bioethics 8 (3):223–246 (1994)
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Advance directives typically have two defects. First, most advance directives fail to enable people to effectively avoid unwanted medical intervention. Second, most of them have the potential of ending your life in ways you never intended, years before you had to die.

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