Making End-of-Life Healthcare Decisions
Advance directives are important
None of us likes to think about how we would want healthcare delivered to us if we became critically ill or unable to communicate. But it is important to make these essential and very personal decisions – known as advance directives – before needing them.
Below are downloadable versions of Virginia Advance Medical Directive in eight languages and Medical Advance Directive forms in English for Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, DC.
Complete and sign the form specific to your place of residence. Equally important, share this document with your family members and provide signed copies to your physicians for placement in your medical record.
Inova also offers downloadable versions of a helpful booklet, Your Right to Decide, in eight languages. The booklet discusses advance directives and answers frequently asked questions.
Learn more about the next National Healthcare Decisions Day on the national Web site and view a helpful video
NOTE: Virginia patients with a mental health treatment history should complete the general Advance Directive form above AND a Mental Health supplement form
Your Right to Decide booklet
A helpful booklet containing general information about advance directives
For caregivers providing care to patients at end of life
Review our online resources, coping techniques and other information
that we hope is helpful at this stressful time.