Ensuring Clear Communication of Patient Wishes

In some cases, a sudden injury or rapidly advancing illness can make it impossible for a patient to communicate their wishes regarding treatments and end-of-life care. Advance directives are legal documents that enable individuals to document and convey their decisions about how they are to be cared for. These directives provide clear directions for family, friends and healthcare professionals, helping to avoid confusion about the patient's specific wishes.

Can I fill out an Advance Directive today?

Yes, you may download and print the Advance Directive document below. If you have questions, you may ask your nurse or any information clerk to contact someone to help answer them. Or you may call the Patient Relations department at 404-605-3692 or Sixty Plus, a Piedmont Healthcare Resource for patients over the age of 60. Call 404-605-3867.

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