• Advance Directives

  • Many of the decisions you or your loved ones face during serious illness often can be eased by preparation. Advance directives forms:

    • help your family and caregivers understand your wishes should you become unable to communicate those yourself and designate someone to make health care decisions for you
    • are legal documents that accurately reflect your decisions and comply with your state's law
    • should be discussed with your family, your physician and other caregivers, and your attorney
    • should be completed, signed and copies given to your family, physician and other caregivers, and your attorney

    Living Will
    A Living Will is a document that helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself.

    Five Wishes
    A Living Will is a document that helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself.

    Medical Durable Power of Attorney
    A Medical Durable Power of Attorney is a written document that appoints another person, called an agent, to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to make your own health decisions.

    Donor Directions for Anatomical Gift
    Make your wishes known in writing by completing a Donor Directions for Anatomical Gift Form or a similar document.

    Authorization to Consent to Treatment of Unemancipated Minor
    A parent or legal guardian may want to consider providing written authorization for another person to give consent in advance for medical treatment for a minor child if you are not available to consent to care.

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