Advance Directives in Texas: Advance Directives Act of 1999

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Growth in the number of people living to very old age and progress in health care technology are creating important new challenges for our society. Among them is modern medicine's ability to extend some people's lives beyond the point where they are capable of making decisions or expressing their needs and desires, resulting in the very complex problem of knowing when to allow a person to die. In part, advance directives were created to solve this problem. Texas has been busy developing changes to existing state laws in an effort to create more "user-friendly" directives. This paper explores the history ... continued below

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Watson, Robert J. December 2000.

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Growth in the number of people living to very old age and progress in health care technology are creating important new challenges for our society. Among them is modern medicine's ability to extend some people's lives beyond the point where they are capable of making decisions or expressing their needs and desires, resulting in the very complex problem of knowing when to allow a person to die. In part, advance directives were created to solve this problem. Texas has been busy developing changes to existing state laws in an effort to create more "user-friendly" directives. This paper explores the history of advance directives, and discusses the details and nuances of the Texas Advance Directives Act of 1999.

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Watson, Robert J. Advance Directives in Texas: Advance Directives Act of 1999, thesis, December 2000; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5833/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .