Holy Spirit News

Free Program on Living Wills and Advance Directives

Posted: 16 March 2012

The 5th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16.   This day was designated to bring awareness to advance directives and living wills.  These important documents represent what healthcare choices you’d like or not if you were unable to communicate due to an accident or illness.  These documents also allow you to name a healthcare power of attorney or legal advocate to make these decisions for you if you are unable.

Holy Spirit Hospital is joining hospitals across Pennsylvania and the nation to help the public learn more about healthcare decisions and advance directives and how to share those decisions with family, friends and healthcare providers.

Maureen Asper, RN, MS, ACNS-BC, coordinator of Palliative Care and Faith-Based Nursing Ministry at Holy Spirit Hospital, will present “Living Will and Advance Directives: Making Your Wishes Known” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. The session will be held in Holy Spirit Hospital’s auditorium. Learn how to have a frank discussion with loved ones about your healthcare wishes and important things to consider when completing an advance directive. Free advance directives will be available to take home and complete.

Light refreshments will be served. There is no need to register for this session. For more information, please contact Maureen Asper at 763-3048.