Advance Care Planning
At St. Mary High Desert Medical Group, we support an individual’s
right to choose the care they want. Our Ethical Directives of Catholic
Healthcare call on us to respect the dignity of each person.
Talking with your family, friends and your physician about your wishes
for medical care at the end of your life is called advance care planning.
It's a way for you, your loved ones and your physician to discuss
the kinds of care you want and don't want at that time. You can also
specify the care you would want if you become unable to speak or make
decisions for yourself, due to a coma or other medical condition. When
you write down your wishes, this kind of plan is called an advance directive.
If you have an Advanced Care Directive, please bring it to your appointment.
If not please download the form below and complete it.
Advance Health Care Directive is a legal document that tells your physician, your family members and
friends about what kind of care you would like to have if you become unable
to make medical decisions. It's called an advance directive because
you choose your medical care before you become seriously ill.