Honoring Choices – What Matters Most
March 16, 2016•9 min
When you are very ill or injured, you may not be able to make health care choices for yourself. If you are unable to speak for yourself, your doctors may be unclear as to what type of care you would prefer, and your family members may be uncertain or disagree about the type of medical care you should receive. An advance care directive is a legal document that tells your doctor what care you agree to in advance of this type of situation. With this document, you can tell your doctors what medical treatment you do not want to have and what treatment you want no matter how ill you are.William H Johnston, MD is here to explain that at Aspirus we have trained staff to help people discuss their wishes, complete a written advance directive, witness it, and make photocopies.