Many Very Ill Patients Choose 'Next of Kin' Who Aren't, Study Finds

April 7, 2015 4:00 PM

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TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one out of 10 veterans in Connecticut younger than 65 have chosen someone who is not part of their immediate family as their next of kin, a new study reports.

Immediate -- or nuclear -- family generally includes a person's spouse, adult child, parent or sibling.

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