Advance care plans are only as good as the conversations upon which they are based!
- Long and detailed “living will” of your values and preferences for treatment if you become unable to speak for yourself
- Allows the legal appointment of “Health Care Representative,” a person to make healthcare decision for you when you cannot
- Remains in effect until revised or revoked by you or your “Health Care Representative”
- Provides great value as a guide for your “Health Care Representative” and providers
- Often ineffective in honoring end of life choices in healthcare crises; yet the form is necessary to legally appoint a “Health Care Representative”
- An attorney is not required
- Does not need to be notarized
- Two adults need to witness your advance directive when you sign it. One relative and one non-relative.
- “Durable Power of Attorney” is for financial affairs, “Health Care Representative” or “Health Care Power of Attorney” are for health care decisions if you cannot speak for yourself.
Click Here for Oregon Advance Directive