Houston Hospice

Advance Directives

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 info@houstonhospice.org or call 713-467-7423.

Advance Directives Forms (English)

Consent to Medical Treatment

Declaration for Mental Health Treatment

Directive To Physicians And Family Or Surrogates

Medical Power of Attorney

Out-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Information and Form

Procedure When Person Has Not Executed or Issued a Directive and Is Incompetent or Incapable of Communication

Advance Directives Forms (Spanish)

Consentimiento de Tratamiento Médico

Declaración para Tratamiento de Salud Mental

Directiva a Los Médicos y a Familiares o Substitutos

Poder Legal para Asuntos Médicos

Procedimiento para Cuando una Persona no ha Ejecutado o Emitido una Directiva por Adelantado y es Incompetente o Incapable de Comunicarse.