Directives at MGH
An advance directive is a document which tells others what your choices
are about medical treatment, or it names someone to make decisions about
your medical treatment in case you lose the ability to make decisions
yourself. We are required by law to ask if an advance directive has been
made. If you have a living will or another advance directive, we need
to have a copy of the document in our files to be sure your decisions
are known and honored.
If you do not have an advance directive and would like to have information
on preparing a living will, please call the QI/Care Continuum Department
(Social Services) at (765) 660-6820, Nursing Administration at (765) 660-7010,
or Pastoral Care at (765) 660-6555.