The choice is yours
Life is all about choices. There are simple choices and then there are the really hard choices: those we sometimes don’t want to make, talk about, or even think about.
If you were in a car accident today and had to be placed on life support, have you thought about what care you would need? Have you told anyone what matters to you if you were in this situation? If you had a stroke and were left paralyzed and unable to speak, do you have someone designated to speak for you? Does this person know what matters to you and what decisions you might make for yourself if you could? It’s a lot to think about, and it can be overwhelming. Vidant Health is here to help.
No one wants to think about dying, but it’s going to happen to all of us one day. You have the power to make your own decisions about your future health care, including end of life care, now. THE CHOICE IS YOURS. Advance care planning is a process that helps you decide what care you would want or don’t want if you are faced with a health crisis and are unable to communicate for yourself.
The process is ideally completed while you are well, and not in a crisis as this allows you to thoughtfully consider your values and treatment preferences, so that these align. If your choices for future health care are known, they can be respected. This guide will walk you through the process of completing your advance care plan, step-by-step.
Think About. Think about what matters most to you.
Talk About. Talk about it with your family, friends and health care provider(s).
Put it in Writing. Document your preferences in a legal form.
Share. Share Your Advance Directives with your family, friends and health care providers.
Review. Review your documents periodically, but at least annually.
We all have death wishes…things we want to do, say or plan for before we die.
Dying to Know offers a series of thought buds that help bring death to life – practical
information, quirky facts and humble suggestions that lift the lid on death…like
planning a personalized wake or funeral service; telling people you love them while
they are alive rather than waiting to write a memorial notice; taking groceries or a
meal for a family overcome with loss; donating organs; how to talk with children
about dying and death, and other related topics.
During the presentation, legal, health care and faith perspectives will be discussed
to help you with planning. Certified facilitators, NOTARY and witnesses will be
available at no charge to assist you with completion of your Health Care Power of
Attorney and Living Will documents.
Note: Photo ID is required for the completion of documents.
Dying to Know; Bringing Death to Life on Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 10:00am to 11:30am
300 Mustian Street
Kill Devil Hills NC 27948
Contact: Emily Gould
More Info: www.VidantHealth.com/AdvanceCare