At Mission Hospital, we support an individual’s right to choose the
care they want. Our Ethical Directives of Catholic Healthcare call on
us to respect the dignity of each person.
Advance Care Planning (ACP) encourages patients and families to talk about
and document their care preferences in advance to ensure that the care
they receive is aligned with their goals, values, and priorities. We have
provided resources for you and your family to help you have the conversation
and document your wishes in writing.
An advance health care directive lets your physician, family and friends
know your healthcare preferences, including the types of special treatment
you want or do not want at the end of life, your desire for diagnostic
testing, surgical procedures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and organ
donation. By considering your options early, you can ensure the quality
of life that is important to you and avoid having your family make critical
medical care decisions for you under stress or in emotional turmoil.