Advance Directives (cont.)
The best place for information on advance directives is to start with your family doctor. Your doctor is able to discuss your medical condition, treatment options, and procedures, as well as outline what would happen in certain situations. Your doctor should also be able to supply you with the necessary paperwork to properly complete an advance directive.
- Other resources available include your local hospital, library, attorney, hospice, or long-term care facility.
- The Internet is an excellent resource for information on advance directives. In fact, the necessary forms for each state can be obtained online from Partnership for Caring or call 800-989-9455 for assistance by phone.
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