What is an advance directive?
An advance directive is a statement, either written or oral, about how you want medical decisions made for you, should you be unable to make them yourself. In addition, it can also be used to express your wishes to make an anatomical donation after death. Some individuals chose to make their advance directives while they are healthy, while others chose to do it when diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
Three types of advance directives are:
- Living Will
- Health Care Surrogate Designation
- Anatomical Donation
Advance Directives Forms
Click here for detailed information about advance directives and to download available forms (PDF). You may choose to complete one, two or all three of these forms.
Should you complete any of these forms, please submit copies to your SHS primary care provider so they may be scanned into your electronic medical record.