If you experienced a sudden, life-threatening health event, would you or your family know how to react? In the event of a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, it makes sense to have an emergency plan ready. The same goes for an unplanned health crisis.
Advance care planning allows you to make your personal preferences known to family and doctors about how you would like to be treated in case you become very ill to a point where you may not be able to express those wishes yourself.
In the above video, John Tastad, program coordinator for advance care planning at Sharp HealthCare, explains the importance of advance care planning and the steps to getting started.
You can start your advance health care directive with a free PDF guide in English or Spanish.