Exercise Your Rights

Put your Health Care Decisions in writing

Read and review Patient Bill of Rights

Prepare Advance Medical Directives

  • Advance Directives are a means of communicating your wishes
  • Discuss these decisions with family members and healthcare Proxy
  • Your Team at the hospital is committed to honoring your wishes
  • Consider that you may not be able to express your wishes at the time of need

Types of Advance Directives

  • Living Will
    • Written instructions that explain your wishes for health care if you have a terminal condition or irreversible coma, and are unable to communicate.
  • Appointment of Health Care Proxy
    • A document that names a person (agent) to make medical decisions for you, should you be unable
  • Health Care Instructions
    • Your specific choices regarding the following:
      • Life-sustaining equipment
      • Hydration
      • Nutrition
      • Use of pain medications

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