Section Newsletter Articles on Advance Directives

Powers of attorney, living wills, advance directives and religion By Michael J. Maslanka Senior Lawyers, June 2017 Religious denominations may have their own suggested or recommended language-- consider informing your clients so that they may make informed decisions that don't contradict their religious beliefs.
Advance directives in a mobile society By Robert W. Kaufman Trusts and Estates, November 2013 Illinois is again revisiting its form of Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney for Health Care, with many advocating for a more simplified approach to the subject.
Where the “rubber meets the road”: Advance directives in action By Daniel M. Moore, Jr. Elder Law, February 2010 You have helped a client plan ahead with advance directives such as the health care and property powers of attorney and possibly a living trust. Unless death is sudden, the efficacy of all three of these is going to depend upon the seamlessness of the transition when time for action has arrived.
Do Not Resuscitate: The Public Health Department has a new form By Kristi Vetri Elder Law, November 2005 The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently issued the new Uniform Do-Not-Resuscitate Order Form on its Website for use when an individual does not wish to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Legislative responses to the Schiavo case Elder Law, June 2005 Elder lawyers and others have long seen the need for advance directives and end-of-life planning.
A short course on advanced directives By James B. Moses, Jr. Government Lawyers, August 2003 Have you ever been at a social function or family gathering, and approached by a family member or friend with the dreaded words:"You're a lawyer aren't you?"