Critical care intensivist says people need advanced directives

04/19/2011 | Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va.)

Critically ill patients often do not have advanced care plans in place, making it more difficult for families to make medical decisions on their behalf in times of crisis, says critical care intensivist Dr. Johnny Wong of Richmond, Va. Patients should talk with their physician and obtain free information on creating an advanced directive so medical providers and family know what treatment options they want, he says.

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