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Are U.S. Advance Directives/DNRs Valid in Europe?

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Having reached the age when I have to consider these things, yet still intending to travel, I have to think about what sort of preparation and paperwork I should have when out of the country in case of medical emergency. I've looked on line, but it is not clear to me if the Advance Directives, DNRs, Living Wills, and Durable Powers of Attorney, I have prepared in the States would be recognized in Europe and if I my spouse would need any additional documentation in order to make sure my wishes are carried out.

My dear wife has clear instructions on what to do if I fall over in the street; step on my neck, but I worry that if I end up a veggie in a hospital I may have things unnecessarily prolonged due to lack of some stupid piece of paper.

Can anyone give me insights on whether U.S. Advanced Directives (directions anticipees?) are considered valid by the French medical community (since that is where my next trip will be) and if the Durable Power of Attorney designating my wife (who has a different last name) as my Health Care Surrogate (personne de confiance?) would be able to insist that the plug be pulled/

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