Trusted Decision Maker
At most Providence locations, patients with decision-making capacity can now
verbally designate a trusted decision maker, which doctors can document in your
electronic health record.
The trusted decision maker conversation can be a step toward completion
of a legal advance directive.
A trusted decision maker note is
not a legal document. It
does not take place of state laws. However, a trusted decision maker in your file has information
that may be crucial for your doctor and family.
Providence policy encourages all adult patients and all caregivers to have
an advance directive on file.
Note: Image at right is for demonstration only.
Advance Care Planning
Start the conversation about how we care for each other.
Advance care planning focuses on making decisions about the care you would
want if you were unable to speak for yourself. It’s about your loved
ones and caregivers honoring your care wishes based on your values, goals
and preferences if you were to become seriously ill or in an accident.
Thinking about and talking about advance care planning can be difficult,
but you and your family don’t have to do this alone.
Our compassionate experts at The Center for Advance Care Planning and Advocacy
can guide you through this process. We’re here for you. Let’s
talk about what matters today.
To get started, follow these four easy steps: