Creating a healthcare directive is an important part of the advance care planning process. By clarifying your values and wishes, your family members and care team can make decisions that align with your goals if you become unable to communicate. Advance care planning includes:
- Learning about your medical condition and related treatment options
- Reflecting on goals, values and beliefs
- Communicating with family, loved ones and care team members
- Documenting treatment choices and selecting a healthcare agent
Creating a healthcare directive
Minnesota law allows you to inform others about the medical treatment you want to receive. A healthcare directive is a written document that allows you share your wishes and values and name an agent to make decisions on your behalf. To create a directive, select from these translations:
A team to support you
Park Nicollet’s Advance Care Planning team consists of doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains and other health professionals. We are committed to initiating conversations, providing guidance and resources, assuring clarity of plans, maintaining documents and honoring your stated preferences.
We are available to meet you and your family members at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, your clinic, or in the convenience of your own home or care facility. There is no charge for this service. To schedule an appointment or learn more, call 952-993-0190.