Health Care Proxies and End of Life Care

Health Care ProxiesWhen faced with difficult end-of life care decisions, families and physicians sort through many issues — legal, ethical, medical and more. These resources can help families sort through their options.


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  • Massachusetts Moving to Online Death Certificates January 28, 2014

    Vital Signs February 2014 -- Beginning this spring, Massachusetts physicians will transition from the current paper-based death certificate to a web-based electronic death registration system.

  • Health Care Proxy Information and Forms November 15, 2010

    How to designate a person to make health care decisions for you in case you are unable

  • Facing End of Life Issues April 9, 2009

    End-of-life issues are never easy to discuss or experience, but they reach every one of us at one time or another, whether as a patient, a loved one, or family member.

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Health Care Proxies thumbnailA brochure to facilitate conversations about planning health care goals between patients, their families and health care providers. 

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Student Health -BullyingThe MMS Committee on Student Health & Sports Medicine launched a series of information sheets for students in grades 5 - 8. 

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