Researchers: Store advance directives on mobile phone

04/11/2013 | TheConversation.edu.au (Australia)

Researchers say storing advance directives on mobile phones could lead to greater use of the documents and provide an easy way to update or send them to physicians. Researchers say issues of privacy, legal variations and witness validation would have to be overcome, but Margaret Brown at the University of South Australia said the important thing is the advance directive would be readily available and "not stored in a shoe box under the bed where nobody knows its there."

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