Co’mo Tomar Decisiones Sobre su Cuidado Me’dico is an easy to use legal document that lets Spanish speaking adults express how they want to be treated in case they become seriously ill and unable to speak for themselves.
Having an Advance Directive gives you a voice in decisions about your medical care. Yet only a quarter or less of Americans have filled out Advance Directives. Without these documents, choices may be left up to a doctor or someone appointed by a judge, a person who might not know your values, beliefs, or preferences. Not only is it possible that the care you receive does not reflect your wishes, but this also may be a great burden on a loved one, who is forced to make difficult decisions without knowing what you would want. Completing your Advance Directive will give your loved ones an important gift – peace of mind.