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June 2014
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  • Advance Directives are the “New Normal”

    A recent study reported an astonishing increase in the number of patients with advance directives. From 2000-2010 the percentage of patients with an advance directive rose from 47 to 72 percent. ISMS has ridden the crest of this wave with A Personal Decision, a booklet providing practical information and guidance on determining end-of-life decisions, including:

    • A living will form
    • A do-not-resuscitate order
    • Illinois Power of Attorney Act official statutory form
    • Illinois official statutory declaration for mental health treatment
    • An organ donor card
    Special Member Benefit
    ISMS members are eligible to receive up to 300 free print copies of the booklet, per year, to distribute to patients. (If non-members were to purchase 300 copies, it would cost $225)

    Thousands of copies have been distributed to Prairie State patients over the past several years, and the booklet is updated to reflect recent Illinois requirements.

    Patients can learn more about advance directives by watching the ISMS video "Guide to A Personal Decision."

    Take advantage of this unique opportunity to serve your patients. To order your copies, please contact the ISMS Purchasing Department at 800-782-4767 or send an email.

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