Edmonds Family Medicine would like to share this presentation from the Washington Healthcare Forum which discusses Advance Care Planning and decisions regarding end-of-life healthcare. It is important to determine who will speak for you if you are unable to speak for yourself regarding those decisions. The presentation poses some questions and examples to help you think about how you would like your end-of-life care to proceed, and ways to structure conversations with your family so they understand your choices. It will review how Americans say they want to be treated near the end of their lives versus what actually occurs. The presentation also outlines life sustaining treatments and describes the pros and cons of each. Finally, it shows you some of the tools that can help document your choices for end-of-life care.
We hope this presentation will help you have productive conversations with your loved ones and to establish an Advance Care Plan of your own.
Please contact us with any additional questions and we will be happy to help you.
You can download the PDF formatted presentation with the link below: