Definitions for "Advanced directive"
Legal document in which an individual prescribes and proscribes certain courses of action that are to be taken to preserve his or her health or terminate life support. These instructions are prepared before the person becomes incapable of making such decisions.
a document in which a person provides direction for future health care decisions should that person become unable to do so
a document signed by a competent adult giving direction to health care providers about treatment options in certain circumstances