We respect each person’s right to make decisions regarding his or her medical treatment. You have the right to complete an Advance Directive. This document allows you to put your healthcare wishes in writing, as well as designate someone to make treatment decisions for you if you become unable to make decisions for yourself.
We have formal policies to ensure that your wishes about treatment will be followed. We also have a Bioethics Resource Committee that can help if any questions arise about your treatment wishes.
It is your responsibility to provide a copy of your Advance Directive to the hospital so that it can be kept with your records.
If you have any questions about your healthcare decisions, please talk with your doctor or nurse. Please notify a staff member that you would like help completing the form.
Although it is not necessary to have legal assistance to prepare a valid Advance Directive, you may also contact an attorney for assistance.