Nov 28, 2011
ABA Consumer Toolkit For Advanced Healthcare Planning - Downloadable PDF - bitly.com - edit - delete Five Wishes - Downloadable Forms - Good advance planning for health care decisions is, in reality, a continuing conversation - about values, priorities, the meaning of one’s life, and quality of life. To help you in this process, this tool kit contains a variety of self-help worksheets, suggestions, and resources. There are 10 tools in all, each clearly labeled and user-friendly. The tool kit does not create a formal advance
directive for you. Instead, it helps you do the much harder job of discovering, clarifying, and
communicating what is important to you in the face of serious illness. This toolkit not only gives guidance to you, who will be the future patient, it also gives guidance to the person who will act as your health care proxy.
Nov 28, 2011
Advanced Care Planning Conversation Guide - Downloadable PDF - bitly.com - edit - delete Five Wishes - Downloadable Forms - We’d like to think that our loved ones will always be healthy, independent and able to make decisions for themselves. But things can change suddenly. They might have an accident or a serious illness and no longer be able to speak for themselves. When that happens, doctors often turn to their loved ones to speak for them. If that happens, will you know what care they would want?
Talking with loved ones now and helping them plan for future medical needs is the best
way to make sure that their wishes will be respected. But, talking about this is not always easy. The California Coalition for Compassionate Care has developed this guide to help you start the conversation.