Four Important Questions

  1. What kinds of health care do you feel strongly about having or not having based on your past experiences?
  2. Are there any personal, cultural or religious beliefs which you feel are important to honor in making these difficult decisions?
  3. Your legal Health Care Representative makes health care decisions if you are unable to make them for yourself. Who do you choose to be your Health Care Representative?
  4. What do you think will be very important to you at the end of your life? Some choices are:
    • to avoid pain and suffering as much as possible
    • to be with family and friends
    • to be mentally aware
    • to be free of life-supporting machines
    • to feel the touch of others
    • to have support from a spiritual advisor
    • to not be a burden to others
    • to fight to extend my life regardless of the intensity of care required
    • to be able to enjoy my three favorite things
    • other concerns