Directive to Physicians - also known as a living will. These are written instructions that explain your wishes for health care if you are unable to communicate your wishes. For example, you can limit certain life-prolonging measures when there is little or no chance of recovery.
Medical Power of Attorney - names a person to make medical decisions for you if you become unable to do so .
Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR) - if a health crisis occurs and EMS is called, the paramedics are generally required to resuscitate and stabilize patients before they are brought to a hospital. A DNR will allow EMS personnel to refrain from doing so.
Click on National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization & go to Caring Connections Directives for additional information and states by state forms and instructions