Advance Care Planning

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Empowering You to Choose Medical Treatment Options Advance care planning allows you to make decisions about the medical care you receive, and to communicate those decisions if you become unable to speak for yourself. By law, you have the right to choose or refuse medical care based on your personal values, beliefs, and any other factors that are important to you. Why is Advance Care Planning Important? If you are in an accident, suffer a job-related injury, or have a health condition that le...
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Glossary of Healthcare Professionals

Case Managers are responsible for assuring appropriate and cost-effective treatment and the facilitation of discharge planning. They maintain regular contact with the patient’s insurance carrier, family, and referring physician to assure that treatment goals are understood and achieved. Emergency Physicians are medical specialists who initially diagnose and stabilize acutely injured patients. Neurologists are specialists in disorders of the nervous system; may be involved in the initia...
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Healthcare References

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Medical References Mayo Clinic MedicineNet.com WebMD Alzheimer’s Association National Association of Area Agencies National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information Family Caregiver Alliance Public Health Resources MI Office of Services to the Aging Nutrition.gov U.S. Administration On Aging Homeless Accommodation Directory U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Food and Drug Administration Resources For Veterans AfterDeployment.org Disabled American...
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