Advance Directives

An advance directive is a written set of instructions regarding someone’s end of life wishes, sometimes known as a living will. A healthcare proxy should use these written instructions to make decisions in case a patient loses voice.

Julie Shinn, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Have the conversation before you're in crisis mode

Marlene McHugh, DNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN

Understanding the natural dying process

Maureen Leahy, RN, BSN, MHA, CHPN

How hospice can help families reframe death

Michael Arciaga, RN, NCIIM

Grandfather knew what he wanted

Jessie Nymeyer, MSN, RN, APRN, ACHPN, CCRN

Jumping up and down for a woman’s last wishes

Caitlin McGeehan, RN, BSN

The grey space of advance directives