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Advance Directives MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Advance Directives
Tree Number(s)
I01.880.604.583.020
N03.706.535.020
N04.590.233.624.124.050
Unique ID
D016223
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016223
Scope Note
Declarations by patients, made in advance of a situation in which they may be incompetent to decide about their own care, stating their treatment preferences or authorizing a third party to make decisions for them. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Entry Term(s)
Health Care Power of Attorney
Healthcare Power of Attorney
Medical Power of Attorney
Psychiatric Wills
Ulysses Contracts
NLM Classification #
W 85.5
Previous Indexing
Right to Die (1987-1990)
Wills (1966-1990)
See Also
Advance Directive Adherence
Resuscitation Orders
Right to Die
Public MeSH Note
1991
History Note
1991
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1990/06/01
Revision Date
2002/07/02
Advance Directives Preferred
Medical Power of Attorney Narrower
Psychiatric Wills Narrower
Health Care Power of Attorney Narrower
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