"AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION TOOL KIT FOR HEALTH CARE ADVANCE PLANNING"
"Studies have shown that standard advance directive forms do little to influence
end-of-life decisions without: 1) informed, thoughtful reflection about your wishes and values, and 2) personal communication between you and your likely decision-makers before a crisis occurs."
- American Bar Association.
The "American Bar Association Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning Kit" contains self-help worksheets, suggestions, and resources.
The "Health Care Advance Planning Tool Kit" does not create a formal advance directive. The toolkit does help to clarify and communicate to others what is important to you in planning.
The kit contains ten Tools for Advance Health Care Planning:
-How To Select Your Health Care Agent Or Proxy
-Are Some Conditions Worse Than Death?
-How Do You Weigh Odds Of Survival?
-Personal Priorities And Spiritual Values Important To Your Medical Decisions
-After Death Decisions To Think About Now
-Conversation Scripts: Getting Past The Resistance
-The Proxy Quiz For Family & Physician
-What To Do After Signing Your Health Care Advance Directive
-Guide For Health Care Proxies
-Resources: Advance Planning For Health Care