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What Is…?

It is hard enough to cope with a serious illness – and harder still to have to learn a new language, the language of health care. What is meant when a physician says that someone does not have capacity? What does an elder law attorney do? What is a health care proxy? What is hospice?

A glossary of terms and concepts used in this website are listed alphabetically in the What is…? Terms and Concepts section.

The following are links to websites with a comprehensive dictionary of hundreds of additional health care terms (by category of terms and concepts):