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It’s not something anyone wants to think about: end-of-life care. But, it’s important to decide what kind of medical care is wanted when someone becomes too ill or hurt to express his or her wishes. Advance directives are legal documents that spell out decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time to avoid confusion later on among family, friends and health care professionals. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Richard Sharp, director of the Biomedical Ethics Program at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, and Dr. Erin DeMartino, medical ethics researcher, share information on how to create an advance directive. Also on the program, dermatologist Dr. Jerry Brewer has tips on using sunscreen. And, anesthesiologist Dr. Denise Wedel explains the exciting advances in the use of anesthesia.
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