Advance Directives

Advance Directive Materials

The following forms will help you explain your wishes for general health care and end-of-life care, as well as your wishes for organ donation. You can also identify a Healthcare Agent -- someone to speak for you if you are unable.

Protest Addendum

When people become very ill, they may become confused to the point that they protest the care they previously said they wanted. Such protests can cause delays to important medical care and unnecessary suffering for patients and their families. If you are concerned about this, you can instruct your Healthcare Agent and physicians -- through the Protest Addendum -- to honor the choices you make on your Advance Directive, even if you lose the ability to make decisions and then protest your own directions.

Discussion Guide and Workbook

Use this information to guide discussions with your doctor and the people who are close to you, and to prepare for writing your Advance Directive.