Advanced Directives

You have the right to make decisions about your healthcare. This includes the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment. You also have the right to plan and direct the types of healthcare you may receive in the future if you become unable to express your wishes.

An advanced directive is a legal document that allows you to state your wishes, or name someone who will state your wishes for you, to receive or refuse medical treatment if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.

To find out more about advanced directives, please visit the following websites:

www.putitinwriting.org

www.caringinfo.org