Making End-of-Life Healthcare Decisions. Advance directives are important.
None of us likes to think about how we would want healthcare delivered to us if we became critically ill or unable to communicate. But it is important to make these essential and very personal decisions – known as advance directives – before needing them.
Below are downloadable versions of New York State Department of Health’s Advanced Directives, Healthcare Proxy, Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) and Non-Hospital Order Not to Resuscitate (DNR) forms. Complete and sign the forms and share these documents with your family members and provide signed copies to your physicians for placement in your medical record.