My Care, My Choice, My Voice. Just follow these simple steps:
- Care: Consider what types of medical treatment you would want or not want. As part of the free Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care form, consider who would act as your health care proxy. This individual will speak on your behalf if you cannot.
- Choice: Review and complete the free Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care form.
- Voice: Make sure everyone knows and understands your wishes. Have the important conversation and share your wishes with your family, friends, doctors and caregivers.
It's Never Too Early.
Healthcentric Advisors has created a campaign to help patients accomplish advance care planning and document their wishes: My Care, My Choice, My Voice
You play an important role, and we offer tools and resources to help you start this discussion with your patients. Consider these steps:
- Care: Encourage patients to start thinking their future care. Recommend they choose a health care proxy to speak on their behalf when they are unable.
- Choice: Instruct patients to complete the free Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care form.
- Voice: Encourage your patients to write down and share their wishes with family, friends, doctors and caregivers.
This I Believe Rhode Island: Advance Care Planning
Most people don't want to dwell on planning for the end of life. The reality, of course, is that all of us are headed there, yet few of us truly clarify or document our wishes for end of life care, should the need arise. Maybe it’s procrastination or maybe it’s plain old denial.
Turn to 10 - Business Lunch with Frank Colletta and Gail Patry, RN
In April 2014, Gail Patry, RN sits down with Frank Coletta on Turn to 10's Business Lunch. Together, they discussed the importance of advance care planning.
In Rhode Island, you can prepare for medical emergencies by:
- Thinking about your wishes for future care and choosing a Health Care Proxy to speak on your behalf when you are unable
- Completing the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care form
- Sharing your completed Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care form with your family, friends, doctors and caregivers.