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free and open source advanced advance directives

I would like to die peacefully with Thomas Tallis on my iPod before the disease takes me over and I hope that will not be for quite some time to come, because if I knew that I could die at any time I wanted, then suddenly every day would be as precious as a million pounds. If I knew that I could die, I would live. My life, my death, my choice.

-Terry Pratchett

why are advance directives so complicated?

We live in an era when 5th degree friends are alerted on their mobile devices at near the speed of light with snapshots of one's meals, ubiquitous government surveillance apparatuses that would make the most elite of Nazi or Soviet secret police overflow with jealousy, and both nearly the entirety of the world's collective cinema and door-delivered oreos are one click away. Yet when it comes to some of the most important of life's decisions, such as advanced directives or DNR verifications, these are often transmitted via crumpled loose paper that follows patients only after a significant delay from their hospital arrival.

general pitfalls of advance directives

how we attempt to improve advance directives

project drafts / links

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