As a patient of Warren General Hospital we want you to be involved in your care and treatment decision. You have the right under state and federal regulation to prepare “advance directives” which tell us the types of treatment you do or do not want should you become unable to communicate your wishes to us. It is important to discuss these issues with your physician, who needs to be aware of the type of care you would like to receive. Your advance directives are effective only if you become unable to communicate your wishes and your physician determines that your condition is irreversible. You can change your advance directives at any time, verbally or by completing a new form and destroying the old one.
If you would like to know more about advance directives or a living will, please check our Frequently Asked Questions or contact your physician, nurse or social worker.
Click here to download a copy of the Advance Directive form.