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Health Care Directives

- some information for this webpage adopted from Cypress Health Region

 

Planning for future healthcare choices is a wise thing for all capable adults to do. Life threatening illnesses or injury can happen at any time and it's important that those who may have to make decisions for your care, if you are unable to do so, are clear about your wishes and know that they are supporting you in the choices you have made.

 

The Health Care Directive program called "My Voice" helps patients and residents to consider developing their own plan. It also serves as a guide for making your own Advance Care Plan. Sometimes called a "living will", "advanced care plan" or "advanced directive", a Health Care Directive is a legal set of directions developed for your medical care if you are too ill or injured to communicate or make decisions.

 

Please speak with your health care provider or call 1-888-425-111 for more information.

 

Resources

My Voice Booklet

My Voice Poster

Health Care Directive Brochure

CPR Brochure

 

Quick Videos

Five Steps to Advance Care Planning

National Healthcare Decisions Day: Speak Up

Alberta Health Services: Goals of Care Designations

Speak Up: CPR Decision Aids

 

Legislation

The Health Care Directives and Substitute Health Care Decision Makers Act

The Adult Guardianship and Co-decision-making Regulations

The Public Guardian and Trustee Act