People often choose to make their wishes about end-of-life care and healthcare decisions known. For some, this means talking to their doctor, family members, and friends. Others complete documents called advance directives.
If you come into the hospital as a patient, make a copy of your advance directives. Bring these with you. We will place them on your chart so the health care team can know about the choices that you have made.
A living will is an advance directive that informs your physician of your wishes if you are ever terminally or incurably ill or in a persistive vegetative state.
Print a blank Living Will
for your use. (Adobe Acrobat PDF, 64k)
Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA)
A HCPOA allows you to appoint a decision-maker who can make healthcare decisions for you during times when you are unable to make such decisions for yourself.
Print a blank Health Care Power of Attorney form
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