There’s Plenty of Time. Until it’s Too Late

November 11, 2023

About 80% of adults believe it’s important to have advance care planning conversations. But only about 30% have actually done so – including documenting their wishes in an advance directive.

Have your patients designated a person they trust to carry out their final wishes?

While it might seem counterintuitive, experts say that holiday visits could be the ideal time for discussions about advance directives. Encourage patients to start the conversation with their loved ones over the holiday season.

ISMS offers A Personal Decision, a patient-focused publication that provides sample forms and information on advance directives.

Anyone can download this ISMS resource for free.

If you have questions, please contact ISMS' Legal Division by email.

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