Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning

Sharing your wishes for the care you want if you are critically ill can bring you closer to the people you love. Making your wishes known clearly in advance of a crisis is one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself, your family and friends.

Advance Directives are a gift of love and peace-of-mind. Consider the facts:

  • 90% of people say that talking with their loved ones about end-of life care is important, but only 27% have done so
  • 82% of people say it’s important to put their wishes in writing, but only 23% have
    done it

I've Got Mine

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and the larger community in Bellingham, Washington, lead by example for National Health Care Decisions Day 2019 - View Video.

Conversations can make all the difference!

Please visit The Conversation Project for more guidance on having this conversation with your family and health care providers, or watch this video.