An advance directive is a written document you sign before you are unable to make your own decisions. You can use an advance directive to tell people ahead of time what medical care you want. You can also name the person you want to make medical decisions for you if you cannot make them yourself. Oklahoma law has four kinds of advance directives:
- Living Will
- Health Care Proxy
- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
- Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Consent.
You may have one, two, three, or all four advance directives. If you do not have an advance directive but would like to complete one, please contact your nurse, who will arrange for someone to assist you in completing one.