The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has prepared an information presentation on pension planning and living wills. Download the PowerPoint presentation here. Another way to convey your desires is to make a video of yourself talking about it. Thus, you can express your wishes in your own words. Videos are not a substitute for an advance directive, but they can be useful for your health authority and loved ones. (24) Main preferences. When an end-of-life event occurs, people around you may need to be informed by your patient`s will of what your preferences entail. If you have instructions on palliative care, specific spiritual rituals/beliefs, or funeral arrangements that are prioritized or should at least be considered, provide them to the contents of these records. If additional space is needed for this task, place your instructions on a separate sheet of paper that will be quoted appropriately, and then make sure it is physically attached. There are many places to get forms, including medical, religious, aging, and legal organizations.
Three locations are listed below, but these are just examples. Each of these forms is valid in Maryland, but not all may conform to your beliefs and values. Your advance directive does not need to be on a specific form. There are many places to get forms, including medical, religious, aging, and legal organizations. Three locations are listed below, but these are just examples. Each of these forms is valid in Maryland, but not all may conform to your beliefs and values. Your advance directive does not need to be on a specific form. (17) Other major concerns.
While this list of conditions that affect your quality of life addresses some of the most common or general concerns, you may have concerns about more specific or additional lifetime scenarios that would represent an unacceptable lifestyle. You can list them all as a final statement, check the appropriate box, and then hand over the approval initials for inclusion in this policy. If more space is needed, switch to a well-titled attachment that you provide as the final description in this list. Living wills can help family members understand your medical desires. If you don`t select someone ahead of time and there`s a time when you`re unable to make your own decisions, there are state laws that help your health care providers determine who can make those decisions for you. Some states specify a specific order or priority. Others require a health care provider to notify a broader group of families who are responsible for deciding who will be the decision-maker. Some States do not determine who will be the decision-maker. Use of a ventilator as an emergency treatment. Fans are machines that help you breathe. A tube connected to the ventilator is inserted through the neck into the trachea to allow the machine to push air into the lungs. The insertion of the tube into the throat is called intubation.
You can also download a printable version of the Maryland Advance Directives fact sheet. Click here to download a PDF copy of the fact sheet. You can use a standard life insurance will or write your own. You can write specific instructions about the death-delaying procedures you want or don`t want. Two people must witness your signature of the living will. Your doctor cannot be a witness. It is your responsibility to inform your doctor if you have a living will, if you are capable of doing so. You can revoke your living will at any time, either by notifying someone or by revoking it in writing. No health care institution, health professional or insurer can require you to execute an advance directive as a condition of providing treatment or insurance. It`s up to you. If a health care facility, health professional or insurer objects to compliance with your living will, they must notify you or the person responsible for your health decisions.