The Freedom of Choice -- 4th of July Edition
As we approach the Fourth of July – America’s celebration of freedom – MyDirectives is reflecting on the freedom to choose. We have choices in how we want to be treated in the event of a healthcare emergency.
We invite you to do something different this July Fourth. Use some of your time with loved ones this weekend to discuss the importance of advance care planning and the invaluable freedom to choose your care.
Having an up-to-date digital advance directive is one of the best ways to take advantage of your healthcare freedoms and free your family from the stress of making uncertain decisions on your behalf if ever they find themselves in the position to do so. Creating an advance directive – accessible online and via your iPhone – makes it easy to share your priorities and values. A state-of-the-art emergency medical care plan can include treatment goals, organ donation preferences and other critical personal information like healthcare agents. Creating an advance directive can ensure that your independence lasts your entire life by clarifying important healthcare decisions for yourself while you are healthy and have the time to consider them fully.
As we celebrate our country’s independence, remember that it is your right to have an advance directive and for your loved ones – and doctors in case of emergency – to have quick and easy access to it. Take the next step in ensuring your autonomy and independence for the future, no matter what it may hold!