One of the best ways to ensure your end-of-life wishes are honored is to have complete and up to date advance directives.
Advance directives are recommended for anyone over the age of 18, not just for those nearing the end of their life. Advance directives provide answers to questions your medical providers and loved ones may have such as:
- Who do you want to make your medical decisions (even temporarily) if you are unable?
- Do you want resuscitation to be attempted if you die?
- Under what circumstances do you want life support?
COVID-19 RESOURCES RELATED TO ADVANCE CARE PLANNING
The North Idaho Palliative Care Coalition has compiled several resources for advance care planning with specific scripting around the COVID-19 situation. Click Here to access the COVID-19 Resource Page for Professionals.