a document that allows a person to make his wishes regarding healthcare known
a type of advanced directive that states a person's wish that death not be artificially
Do not resuscitate. A document that charts the person's wishes not to save his life
care that focuses on relieving uncomfortable symptoms.
care provided by a health organization for people who are dying and their families.
the care of a person's body after the person's death
the stiffening of the muscles that usually develops with 2-4 hours.
a covering used to wrap the body of a person who has died
an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
an illness or condition from which recovery is not expected.
intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
durable power of attorney
a legal agreement that allows an agent or representative of the patient to act on behalf of the patient