Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Baby Boomers Ignore Advance Healthcare Directives

The fact that a lot of people don’t have advance directives will come home to roost when the boomers age just a little more than they are now. This will be especially true in relation to organ transplantation and organ harvesting.
End-of-life documents not a huge concern for many boomers, who say they still feel young
Many baby boomers don’t have end-of-life legal documents such as a living will — and some say it’s because they feel healthy and young in their middle-age years and don’t need to dwell on death.
An Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll found that 64 percent of boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — say they don’t have a health care proxy or living will. Those documents would guide medical decisions should a patient be unable to communicate with doctors. more

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