Resources to help begin thinking about health care decisions that are important for you, and to have a conversation with your loved ones.
Advance Directive Cover Sheet
Advance Directive Forms for North Carolina
Making Your Documents Accessible via Mission Health
Many of us take the time to complete our advance directives, but do not ensure they are available when needed. Mission Health has implemented a new “Advance Directives–Permission Form” which allows you to submit your advance directives for electronic storage and retrieval by your medical providers across the Mission Health system, even if you have not been a patient at a Mission Health facility. This is important since no one knows when a sudden illness or accident might occur leaving them unable to speak for themselves during a medical event. This new form will allow all individuals with completed advance directives to have their documents available across the Mission Health system, regardless of which Mission facility they are receiving care in.
Click here to download the Advance Directives–Permission Form.
For more information, go to the Mission Health Advance Directives website or call 828-213-1111.
Conversation Project – Conversation Starter Kit Link
The Starter Kit will help you get your thoughts together and then have the conversation with your loved ones about what you or they want for end-of-life care.
Go Wish is a card game that assists individuals in speaking about their end-of-life wishes. From GoWish.org: “The cards help you find words to talk about what is important if you were to be living a life that may be shortened by serious illness.”
MOST: Medical Order for Scope of Treatment Form
Some individuals may choose to further define their preferences for treatment beyond what is possible with a healthcare power of attorney or living will. Based on the POLST Paradigm, the NC MOST form is a physician’s order and allows an individual to tailor their treatment wishes in more detail. The MOST must be signed by a medical provider (MD, DO, NP, PA) to be valid.
PREPARE – Link
PREPARE is a program that can help you:
- Make medical decisions for yourself and others
- Talk with your doctors
- Get the medical care that is right for you
For additional information regarding end-of-life choices, visit: