There is no better time to assure you have your wishes known at the end of life should you be unable to make decisions for yourself. During the COVID-19 emergency, the immense value of thoughtful end-of-life discussions and documentation of medical orders was recognized by health systems in all settings across our state.
Advance directives such as the New York Health Care Proxy and Living Will and medical orders documented on the Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST), when appropriate, are key tools to assure your wishes are honored. Start your conversation today! Over the next few weeks we will provide links and tools to help you make sure your wishes are honored.
Please see https://compassionandsupport.org/advance-care-planning/cccc/advance-directives/