The following links provide an explanation the right our patients have when they receive care at one of our facilities.
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At Scotland Health Care System, we believe your care should line up with your health goals and values at each stage of your life. In good health and in sickness, we want to make sure we respect and meet your needs.
Advance directives are forms you fill out to tell others the kind of medical care you want. They are helpful if something happens to you, and you can’t speak for yourself. Through advance directives, you can make legally valid decisions about your future medical care. Work with your doctor, your healthcare team and loved ones to make choices that are right for you. Read more about advance directives.
There are several types of advanced directives. Click on the name of the directive to see the form. Fill out the form and share it with your primary care doctor or other healthcare provider.
Health Care Power of Attorney: This allows you to name another person to make medical decisions for you if you become unable to make them for yourself. You can include instructions about any treatment you want or do not want, such as artificial nutrition and hydration. You can draw up a Health Care Power of Attorney with or without the advice of a lawyer.
Living Will: This is a document where you can tell your doctor when to stop life-sustaining treatments and let you die naturally. A living will is used when you can no longer make your own decisions, when you are terminally ill with no hope of recovery, and when the use of life-sustaining treatments would only prolong the process of dying.
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