Advance directive. Do you have one? Do you know what it is?
Simply put, an advance directive is a legal form that allows you to convey your decisions about end-of-life care if you were to ever be too sick or injured to express your wishes. Advance directives let medical providers know if you want to be resuscitated, fed via tube, placed on dialysis, etc. or if you would prefer that drastic measures not be taken.
My department is sponsoring an awareness event in a few months to inform hospital employees about advance directives. I will have one done at that time.
Is this something you’ve ever thought about? Do you have any questions about advance directives? I’m putting together a FAQ and would love to hear your thoughts/questions/concerns about advance directives.