Definition of advance directive in English:

advance directive

Line breaks: ad|vance dir¦ect|ive

noun

A living will which gives durable power of attorney to a surrogate decision-maker, remaining in effect during the incompetency of the person making it.
More example sentences
  • Other issues that need to be addressed with patients and caregivers include advance directives, the living will and the durable power of attorney.
  • Even when patients have completed an advance directive and durable power of attorney, decisions at the end of life can be difficult.
  • Most Americans do not complete advance directives, such as durable powers of attorney or living wills.

Definition of advance directive in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
verb
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope