Patient Resources

Advance Directives

Under federal law, all patients entering any hospital have the right to choose and refuse medical treatment.

Sometimes patients become unable to make their own decisions regarding medical treatment. Advance directives, written statements created by patients, can help health care providers and family members understand what the patient truly wants.

These directives are a gift to your loved ones, as they remove uncertainty and guilt. Given life’s uncertainties, now is the best time to have discussions about your wishes with your loved ones and to prepare your advance directives.

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