Passare and Y Collaborative™ explain how-to maintaining
control of your medical wishes for
end-of-life medical care.
©2013...
Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in
the silence that goes beyond words will know that ...
Advanced Healthcare Directive (AHD)
• An AHD gives you the power to choose
the level of care you want if you are
unable to...
Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Directive
• A legal medical instruction to both your physician and
family
• Eliminates the potent...
Healthcare Proxy or
Healthcare Power of Attorney
• A healthcare proxy is also called
healthcare power of attorney
• It is ...
Supplemental Letter
• An additional letter, video or tape that you
may leave for important people in your life
and for tho...
Why You Need to Know Your State Laws
• Advance health directive forms vary by
state.
• Use the state form of your primary
...
There’s MORE!
1. AHD Checklist to specify your wishes
2. Example of a Healthcare Proxy
3. Glossary of AHD Terms

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End-of-Life Management Workshop #5: Advanced Healthcare Directive (AHD)

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An Advance Healthcare Directive (AHD) answers questions about how to handle medical care if the patient is unable to. Having an AHD helps family and doctors to understand what the patient wants. Without one, there is a chance to receive the most aggressive treatments, even if the chances of cure or help
are slim. Nobody can guarantee us to stay healthy till the end of our lifes but we can choose how we want to be treated when certain conditions arrive.

Passare.com™ and Y Collaborative™ explain how to maintaining control of your medical wishes for end-of-life medical care.

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End-of-Life Management Workshop #5: Advanced Healthcare Directive (AHD)

  1. 1. Passare and Y Collaborative™ explain how-to maintaining control of your medical wishes for end-of-life medical care. ©2013 Passare Inc. All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body. Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross ©2013 Passare Inc. All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. Advanced Healthcare Directive (AHD) • An AHD gives you the power to choose the level of care you want if you are unable to communicate. • Without an AHD, you will probably receive the most aggressive treatments, even when the chances of helping you are very small. • AHD is used interchangeably with the term “Living Will.” ©2013 Passare Inc. All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Directive • A legal medical instruction to both your physician and family • Eliminates the potential for conflict and declares whether or not you want to be resuscitated when you are unable to speak for yourself • The physician and family must honor the patient’s declaration under the DNR • You may request a DNR form from your physician to fill out at home or in the hospital. • You may also request a DNR device that is worn as a necklace or bracelet in lieu of a DNR form. • The DNR form must be signed and witnessed by at least two people. • If you decide that you want to be resuscitated, doctors will administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. ©2013 Passare Inc. All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Healthcare Proxy or Healthcare Power of Attorney • A healthcare proxy is also called healthcare power of attorney • It is a person who is legally authorized to speak for you: • should know you well • be trusted to do what you want • be able to remain focused in a crisis. ©2013 Passare Inc. All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Supplemental Letter • An additional letter, video or tape that you may leave for important people in your life and for those who will be making decisions for you after your death. • It is a way to express your personal thoughts and feelings. • There is no right or wrong way to write or create a supplemental letter. • Use the supplemental letter to let your loved ones know more about you, how you think and what your wishes for them may be. ©2013 Passare Inc. All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Why You Need to Know Your State Laws • Advance health directive forms vary by state. • Use the state form of your primary residence to make sure your wishes are carried out. Refer to: • AHD In Your State – Part 1 (Alabama – Montana) • AHD In Your State – Part 2 (Nebraska – Wyoming) • If you live in more than one state, it’s a good idea to fill out forms for each. ©2013 Passare Inc. All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. There’s MORE! 1. AHD Checklist to specify your wishes 2. Example of a Healthcare Proxy 3. Glossary of AHD Terms Download Our FREE Advanced Healthcare Directive eBook Get Your FREE eBook ©2013 Passare Inc. All Rights Reserved
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