You can use this form to identify a Healthcare Agent. You can also explain your wishes for general health care as well as end-of-life care, and your wishes for organ donation.
When people become very ill, they may become confused to the point that they protest the care they previously said they wanted. Such protests can cause delays to important medical care and unnecessary suffering for patients and their families.
If you are concerned about this, you can instruct your Healthcare Agent and physicians -- through the Protest Addendum -- to honor the choices you make on your Advance Directive, even if you lose the ability to make decisions and then protest your own directions.
Discussion Guide and Workbook
Use this workbook to guide discussions with your doctor and the people who are close to you, and to prepare for writing your Advance Directive.