Patients’ rights and autonomy are the foundation of hospice.
An Advance Directive is a statement that spells out how much or how little medical intervention a person desires.
A Medical Power of Attorney gives a person or persons of the patient’s choosing, the right to make decisions concerning medical care and treatment should a patient become unable to do so for themselves.
With Advance Directives and Medical Power of Attorney in place, patients insure they will receive the treatment they want, and they save their loved ones from the anguish of second-guessing or acting without clarity.
If you are interested in attending a Houston Hospice sponsored workshop on Advance Directives, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-467-7423.