Additional Advance Directive Documents

Advance directive is a general term for oral or written instructions about future medical care if a person becomes incapable of stating his or her wishes. In these documents, both wanted and unwanted treatment may be specified.

About Advance Directives

Provides information about the living will (health care directive), durable power of attorney for health care, and Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Updated 1-10-2020

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Talking to Your Doctor About Dying

All of us would like to die peacefully, but we can’t do it alone. If you want some control over how you die, start talking to your family and doctors, and make your goals known – especially if you want the option of using Washington’s Death with Dignity Act.

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Choosing and Finding a Health-Care Agent

Information about and suggestions for choosing a health care agent.
Updated 1-10-2020

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Comparison of Commonly Used Advance Directives in Washington

Comparison of Commonly Used Advance Directives in Washington.
Updated 1-10-2020

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Directive Regarding Health Care Institution Refusing to Honor My Health Care Choices

Some health care facilities may not be supportive of your end-of-life decisions. Make sure that your decisions are respected. If you have a End of Life Washington Advance Directive, you do not need to fill this out because this information is incorporated in our Advance Directive.
Updated 1-10-2020

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End of Life Washington’s Position Statement on the Five Wishes Advance Directive

It is the position of End of Life Washington that the Five Wishes Advance Directive contains a statement that could cause significant problems when there is disagreement among family members. Learn more.
Updated 1-10-2020

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