Advance directives are an important way to ensure you and your loved ones receive the type of care and memorial services that are in line with your wishes and beliefs. Many healthcare systems are affiliated with a particular religion and family members may wish to impose their own beliefs on others. In those cases, it’s especially important to document your wishes and share that information with your family and healthcare providers long before it’s needed.

The Institute for Science and Human Values invited Debra Smietanski and Carol Anne Johnson to outline the steps to necessary to prevent unwanted religious intrusion through advance directives.

 

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