Imagine this scenario: you suddenly become ill or are in an accident and unable to make healthcare decisions for yourself.
Do you know who would make these decisions for you?
Do they know what medical interventions you would want or not want?
Advance Care Planning is the process of thinking about talking about future medical decisions. It will help you:
We believe all patients have the right to let their voice be heard when it comes to their medical care.
With the help of Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest, we are here to help you walk through an advance directive in a workshop format.
We will focus on experiences, “living well”, choosing a healthcare agent and what medical decisions would need to be made in the event of a serious sudden illness or accident.
You will have the opportunity to share and hear from others as well as ask questions as we work our way through the advance care planning document.
The free workshops are scheduled:
Dec. 1, 2018 1 - 3 p.m.
Jan. 11, 2019 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Feb. 9, 2019 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The workshops will be held on the EvergreenHealth campus in Kirkland, WA.
Register online or by calling the Healthline at 425.899.3000 (Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
A Health Care Directive (also known as a Living Will or Directive to Physicians) and a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care can help convey your wishes for future medical care including non-treatment. You may choose to use both.
If you travel, you may want to take copies of your documents with you, as other states may honor these forms.
If you have a serious health condition, you need to make decisions about life-sustaining treatment. The POLST form can be used to represent your wishes as clear and specific medical orders. Your physician may use the POLST form to write orders that indicate what types of life-sustaining treatment you want or do not want at the end of life.
To learn more about end-of-life planning, visit the Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest website.
If you have questions, you can contact the Advanced Care Planning team by email.