Advance Directives are documents to direct medical care when a patient is unable to communicate their own wishes due to a medical condition. In Ohio, do not resuscitate orders, living wills, organ donation and durable powers of attorney are advance directives that are authorized by state law.
>>> New 2015 Ohio Advance Directives Forms - Click here to download
The sixth edition of Choices: Living Well at the End of Life
includes the new advance directives forms and vital information to explain the difference between the documents, definitions and FAQs.
National Healthcare Decisions Day
National Healthcare Decisions Day will be celebrated April 16, 2015. Visit www.nhdd.org
to become an official participant.
Why is this important?
Did you know that no more than one third of all American adults have an advance care plan in writing? This is particularly concerning because studies suggest that roughly 70 percent of Americans will be unable to make decisions for themselves at some point in their lives. This is why advance care planning is so important. And, it is not just important for the elderly or those with severe illness. Health crises can happen to anyone at any time.
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Ohio Advance Directives Week
Ohio Living Wills & Advance Directives Week is celebrated in October to inspire, educate & empower providers and the public about the importance of advance care planning. Advance Directives Week is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding health care and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.