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Advance Directives

Document your health care wishes

Advance directives allow you to document your wishes today so your family won't have to make heart-wrenching decisions later. These directives are written in advance of serious illness and outline your choices regarding health care or names someone to make these choices on your behalf.

Advance directives can include living wills and durable powers of attorney for health care.

To learn more about advance directives, visit Put It In Writing, provided by the American Hospital Association.

Questions and answers

Forms to fill out before hospitalization