The world of women’s health is full of confusing terminology that most people wouldn’t dare use in everyday conversation, says Marla Ahlgrimm. In the following brief post, the retired women’s healthcare expert simplifies a few of the most confusing terms tossed about the doctor’s office.
Advance directive. According to Marla Ahlgrimm, an advance directive is a set of written instructions outlining a patient’s wishes should he or she become too ill to direct their medical care. A healthcare power of attorney is an example of an advance directive.