MAKING HEALTHCARE DECISIONS
At Johnson County MED-ACT, our patients are the center of our focus. We act with honor, bound by ethical and professional standards. Those standards form the basis for “doing the right things for the right reasons.” We seek to provide care that is consistent with our patients’ wishes. Our challenge is discovering those wishes when a patient is unable to speak for themselves.
There are tools to help patients think about what their healthcare choices would be if they are unable to speak for themselves. There are also tools which allow patients to write down their wishes so they are available to emergency medical service providers. If available, and valid, MED-ACT can honor such documents while providing patient care.
For more information about advance care planning and making your healthcare wishes known, please go to www.practicalbioethics.org/resources/caring-conversations. These free resources will take you through the process of advance care planning from the very first conversation through documentation of your wishes via healthcare directive and durable power of attorney for healthcare forms.
If you would also like information regarding the Kansas Out-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) form, please contact our office at 913-715-1950.