Advance Care Planning Documents & Resources

WAHA End of Life Choices (EOLC) recommends that you make an appointment with one of our certified advance care planning Facilitators. Your WAHA Facilitator will use the documents below as part of your Advance Care Planning process. The Facilitator is skilled at helping you clarify your personal values, beliefs and preferences for end-of-life care. The meeting moves at your own pace, and there is no pressure to influence your treatment preferences. There is no cost for this service though Donations are always welcome.

To set up an appointment, or for more information, please visit our Contact Page to get in touch with a team member who can assist you further.

WAHA’s Advance Care Planning program uses the following documents to document your wishes. In it you spell out your wishes for health care and appoint a healthcare agent to make decisions for your care in the event that you are unable to do so. If you feel more comfortable using another Advance Directive, WAHA volunteers, are happy to assist you with your document. Note: WAHA has stopped using their Advance Directive as of 3/12/2018.

WAHA recommends using the following forms:

1) Washington State Medical Association -Submit to your local hospital and primary care doctor. Medical providers recommend using this form due to it’s length and easy lookup in your electronic medical record.

2) Honoring Choices PNW -to guide you about your wishes on medical treatment you do or not want.

If you are starting to fill out your Advance Directive on your own, we recommend the following resources:

-WAHA’s Reflections Booklet. Read entire booklet and place special attention to pages 11-13. If you need help with Advance Care Planning terms see Glossary on pages 19-20.

-Other resources below to help with your understanding of the Advance Care Planning process.

Helpful information from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center about assuring your Advance Directive document reaches your patient chart: