Advance Health Care Planning

The goal of advance health care planning is to assure that when a person lacks capacity, the health care decisions that are made reflect the decisions that the person would have made if he or she had been capable of doing so. This entry explores why advance health care planning is important for LGBTQ adults, the basis of the right to make health care decisions, and the advance health care planning process.

Advance Health Care Planning for LGBTQ Adults

Advance health care planning for LGBTQ adults made headlines in 2007 with reports of the ordeal of Lisa Pond and Janice Longbehn. Lisa suffered a brain aneurysm in Miami, Florida, shortly before she, Janice, and their four children were to depart on a cruise. Despite Janice’s offer ...

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