An Advance Directive allows you to share with your loved ones and your doctors the kind of care you would like to have, or not like to have, should you become unable to make medical decisions. An Advance Directives is a legal document, signed by a competent person, naming a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and giving guidance about medical treatment choices in certain circumstances.
Only when you are unable to make medical decisions on your own behalf is your Advance Directive activated. Discussing your wishes with family members in advance gives you and them peace of mind should you become unable to communicate for yourself.
At Allegiance Health, we are happy to provide you with an Advance Directive form and an Advance Directive Frequently Asked Questions document. Simply click and print from the links below.
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To learn more about advance directives, their legal requirements and to access more resources useful for creating these important documents, visit the National Healthcare Decisions Day Web site.