Advanced Care Directives
Advance directives allow you to define who will be responsible for your medical care decisions and the treatment you would like to receive.
A Health Care Proxy form is a simple, legal document that enables a patient to appoint someone they trust to make health care decisions if the patient is unable to do so.
Massachusetts' Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) is a medical order form (similar to a prescription) that relays instructions between health professionals about a patient’s care.
Know Your Choices: A Guide for Patients with Serious Advancing Illness: A brochure (PDF) from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Additional information and translated versions available here.
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