Health Care Decisions
Advance Directives Resources
Raising awareness about the significance of all Tennesseans making their wishes known via an Advance Directive for Health Care document. An advance directive states the health care measures a person wants if he or she cannot indicate to continue curative or life-sustaining treatment.
The Honoring Choices® Tennessee coalition is leading the discussion in Tennssee on the importance of converstaions between healthcare providers and their patients on advanced directives. Honoring Choices® Tennessee provides information and education about advanced directives, and encourages Tennesseans to think about their wishes for end-of-life care and to communicate those wishes to loves ones and healthcare provides in the event they cannot speak for themselves in the future. Visit the Honoring Chocies® Tennessee website to access resources and learn more about advanced directives.
The Conversation Project® is a public engagement initiative with a goal that is both simple and transformative: to have every person’s wishes for end-of-life care expressed and respected. Visit thier website to access starter kits, resources, and to learn how to get involved.
The video below titled, "Create Your Own Advance Directive," provides you with a step by step tutorial to complete an advanced directive.
The video below titled, "Write Your Own Story," offers insight into why you need to write the very best last chapter in your own story and offers further explaination on advance directives, who needs an advance directive, and how to access an advance directive.
Hear from the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Lisa Piercey, about Honoring Choices® Tennessee, the value of planning ahead, and taking the first step in completing an advance directive.
Rev. Keith Norman of Memphis, Tennessee, speaks at the Book of Life Conference about the need to have difficult conversations before tragedy occurs and the benefits of having these conversations. Hear from Rev. Keith Norman in the video below titled, "End-of-Life-We Need to Talk."