This guide explains to a person what it means to be an advocate for someone you care about, as their proxy — and help them have a say in their health care.
Available in: Español
This guide explains how to choose an advocate who could speak for you — and help you have a say in your health care.
The What Matters to Me workbook is designed to help people with a serious illness get ready to talk to their health care team (doctor, nurse, social worker, etc.) about what is most important to them
General healthcare-related site
Mayo Clinic website for the general public
Explaining advance directives in Mandarin Chinese
The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) promotes high-quality, compassionate care for everyone who is seriously ill or nearing the end of life.
The national wide source of information about POLST’s for both patients and professionals. POLST’s for each state may be downloaded
PREPARE is a step-by-step program with video stories to help you have a voice in your care, talk with your doctors, and download a state-specific advance directive. In English and Spanish for all states, some state in several other languages.
This booklet addresses issues that matter to us all, because we will all face the end of life.Advance directives — living wills and healthcare powers of attorney — are valuable tools tohelp us communicate our wishes about our future medical care.
Completing an advance directive is the first step toward having your end-of-life wishes honored. This fact sheet explains what you should do to share your wishes.