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A Gift to Your Family: Planning Ahead for Future Health Needs (1-6 copies)
  • GC0033

Who will make your medical decisions when you can't? Talking about your preferences for treatment will save your family the heartache of having to make decisions for you without knowing your wishes. A Gift to Your Family helps you get started. This consumer guide educates the public about issues surrounding end-of-life decisions such as power of attorney for health care, living wills, and organ and tissue donation. Wisconsin state forms to help you put your wishes in writing are included: Power of Attorney for Health Care (with addendums), Declaration to Physicians (Living Will).

The information covered:

  • Advance Directives
    • Definition
    • Power of Attorney for Health Care
    • Declaration to Physicians (Living Will)
    • Getting Started
    • CPR and Do Not Resuscitate Orders
    • Commonly Asked Questions
  • Health Care Agent
    • Definition
    • Roles and Responsibilites
    • Discussion Points
  • Organ and Tissue Donation
    • Overview
    • Commonly Asked Questions
  • Instructions for Power of Attorney for Health Care
  • Power of Attorney for Health Care Document
  • Addendum to the Power of Attorney for Health Care
  • Instructions for Declaration to Physicians (Living Will)
  • Declaration to Physicians (Living Will) Document
  • Resource List
  • Removable Wallet Cards

A Gift to Your Family has been expertly reviewed, refreshed, and re-published as an 8th edition. Although it has a fresh new look, it’s still the same trusted resource hospitals and clinics have depended on for over a decade.

20 pp.; 8th edition, 2016

Orders of one to six copies of A Gift to Your Family: Planning Ahead for Future Health Needs do not pay shipping charges. All associated shipping costs are included in the price of the booklet. Orders of six or fewer copies of the booklet are sent via U.S. Postal Service.

To order 7 or more copies of the booklet, click here.

This booklet can be ordered in bulk and imprinted on the front or back covers with the name of your facility (minimum order required, call (800) 728-7788 for details.) Now in its eighth edition, more than a half-million of the booklets have been distributed in Wisconsin.




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