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Advanced Care Planning

​​​​Planni​​​​ng Ahead for Future Health ​​Needs

What are Advance Medical ​Directives?​

Advance medical directives are written documents regarding your wishes for medical treatment. They guide health care providers and your family in the event you become incapacitated and cannot express your wishes.

There are two types of advance medical directives. Discussions with your doctor, attorney, social worker or other health care provider may be helpful in determining the most appropriate document for you.

How do I get an Advance Medical Directive?

When you're ready, you can print out this Advance Medical Directive​ form. Our Pastoral Care staff will be happy to offer you advice and answer your questions.

​The American Hospital Association provides additional resources to help you plan for your future.

Want more information on creating an advance medical directive? Print these extra tips.