Deciding Together – Advance Directives

Talk with your family, your friends, your doctor. Know the options and decide what's right for you. Then... put it in writing.

Talk with your family, your friends, your doctor. Know the options and decide what’s right for you. Then… put it in writing.

There are a million reasons to avoid having the conversation, but it’s critically important. And you can do it.

“Advance Directive” is a general term that describes two types of legal documents: Living Will, and Health Care Power of Attorney. These documents allow you to instruct others about your future health care wishes and appoint a person to make health care decisions if you are not able to speak for yourself.

Reid Hospital’s Deciding Together program allows you to have the conversation now!


  • More than 90% of the people think it’s important to talk about their loved ones’ and their own wishes for end-of-life care
  • Less than 30% of people have discussed what they or their family wants when it comes to end-of-life care. (National Survey by The Conversation Project 2013.)

 Please share your story with us!

If you have had the conversation, and would like to share your experience, please contact us at: Deciding.Together@ReidHealth.org


 

It's time to Start the Conversation

Deciding Together Resources

Additional Resources

We have gathered additional resources here to assist you in determining Advance Care Planning and Advance Directives with your loved ones.