If you are like most people, you want your medical care to respect the way you want to live, your goals and your values. End of life is a very personal experience with a lot of medical needs. Think about what’s important to you. What gives your life meaning? Click on the links below for tools to help you think about what you want:
- What is Advance Care Planning?
Overview of key concepts such as advance care planning, advance directives, living will, medical power of attorney, and other terms and treatments you may want to discuss with your doctor and care team. (PDF 1 page).
- Glossary of Terms
Medical terms and others related to advance directives are defined. (PDF 3 pages).
- Values Worksheet
This worksheet contains statements and questions to help you think about what’s important to you. You can use this to help complete advanced directives. (PDF 2 pages).
- ABC News with Diane Sawyer: The Conversation Part 1 – A Family’s Private Decision
Cincinnatians Norb Ranz and his daughter Maureen Jennings gather three generations to talk about what Dr. Ranz may want at the end of his days. (4:36 minutes)