Advance Directive- Communication Of Healthcare Wishes
Mary, a single, 20 year old who lives alone with her mother, has recently learned about advance directives in her health information legal class. The information she has obtained, has convinced her of the benefits of executing an advance directive. Mary knows that her mother does not have an advance directive and thinks that advance directives are wrong. Her mother will not discuss with Mary's wishes for end of life choices with her, she says its bad luck. Mary thinks that her mother might be misinformed about the purpose and function of advance directives and if she understood she would be more open to Mary having an advance directive.