We want to know what your wishes are. The key to making your wishes known is having a document that outlines your choices. Ensuring this helps your doctor your family, and us take care of you during a health care crisis or life-limiting illness.
An Advance Directive is a document in which an individual communicates his/her wishes about specific health care, treatments, and procedures, should he/she become unable to communicate those wishes or participate in informed decision making. This document usually has two important parts:
A section of an Advance Directive in which an individual directs specific treatment or procedures to be provided, withheld or withdrawn if the individual is terminally ill and not able to communicate his/her wishes about life-prolonging procedures.
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
A trusted person identified by the individual to make health care decisions for him/her should he/she be incapable of making such decisions (also known as a Health Care Proxy, Health Care Surrogate or Medical Power of Attorney) the individual identified should know and respect your wishes regarding health care treatments/procedures in order to be your true voice in decision making.
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Halifax Health - Hospice offers information, education, and resource materials for decision making and advance care planning.
Consider making a call for further information for yourself or a family member, or consider scheduling a presentation about this very important topic for your community or church group.
For more information or to schedule a presentation, please call 386.322.4701.