Step 2 Determine

Determine the type of medical support you would like if you had an incurable, irreversible health condition and you can no longer speak for yourself.

An Advance Healthcare Directive, or Advance Directive for short, is a way for you to be heard by those caring for you.

Advances in medical technology continue to push the limits of what healthcare providers can do to sustain life. There are more options for patients, so you must establish what is important to you. You may wish to stop medical treatment or you may choose care to prolong your life as long as possible.

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