Make Wishes Clear
Complete legal forms, make arrangements and verify last wishes.
Know What to Expect
Learn about the dying process and what you can do.
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This is the current, legal Utah Advance Directive form. People of all ages should have an Advance Directive, to help ensure that their health care wishes are carried out in the event of incapacity. The form includes the ability to describe preferences for life-sustaining treatment and to designate a health care agent.
The POLST—Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment—is a medical order, like a prescription for medication, which must be prepared by a licensed health care provider. He or she must work directly with the patient or a surrogate decision maker to complete the form. Download a sample of the Utah POLST form and ask your health care provider if it's right for you.
A recent series of studies appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine examined patients' roles in medical decision-making. Perhaps unsurprisingly, some patients want more or less of a role, but an important finding relevant to end-of-life issues was...Read More