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Texas Statutory Advance Medical Directive
DIRECTIVE TO PHYSICIANS AND FAMILY OR SURROGATES
Instructions for completing this document:
This is an important legal document known as an Advance Directive. It is designed to help
you communicate your wishes about medical treatment at some time in the future when you
are unable to make your wishes known because of illness or injury. These wishes are usually
based on personal values. In particular, you may want to consider what burdens or hardships
of treatment you would be willing to accept for a particular amount of benefit obtained if
you were seriously ill.
You are encouraged to discuss your values and wishes with your family or chosen
spokesperson, as well as your physician. Your physician, other health care provider, or
medical institution may provide you with various resources to assist you in completing your
advance directive. Brief definitions are listed below and may aid you in your discussions and
advance planning. Initial the treat