'My Choices': Free booklet helps you plan your advance directives for medical care
By Kristy Bleizeffer Apr 14, 2014
Advances in medicine and technology make it possible to keep patients alive indefinitely, even though there may be little or no hope of recovery. Planning ahead for the care you would want in critical situations is vital. You can make advance directives through informal discussions with your family and/or legal documentation.
Wyoming Medical Center provides more information on advance directives in the “My Choices” booklet. It includes the following documents to help you communicate your decisions:
- Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare
- Living Will
- Comfort One©/Do Not Resuscitate Orders
“My Choices” is provided free of charge. Please make sure that your family, physician and hospital have a copy of your advance directive to ensure your wishes are carried out. Planning in advance helps ensure that your healthcare decisions are honored and it protects your family from having to make difficult decisions when you are unable to.