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Advance Directive

Planning ahead for health care decisions

How can you help your family if you have a serious illness? One way is to prepare. You can prepare for health care problems the same way you prepare to enter college, marry, start a family, go on vacation or retire. You plan ahead.

The first step is to consider an advance directive. This is a means of pre-planning your health care before there’s a need. An advance directive gives you a chance to tell your family and your doctor how you’d like to be cared for, even if you can’t speak.

Download our advance directive booklet and medical durable power of attorney form to help you be proactive in planning for health care needs before they arise.

For More Information

For more information, to obtain an advance directive document and booklet, or arrange for a speaker about advance directives call the SMH Institute for Spirituality in Health at 913-676-2304.
This Web site is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Shawnee Mission Health takes no position on advance directives or whether or not an individual should create a living will directive or a durable power of attorney.
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