Minnesota Health Care Directive

A recent series of St. Thomas U. lectures was entitled Death and Hereafter.  It was 12 hours of good stuff and stories and a sold-out class. Still, not the sort of subject for everyone.

However, the one hour of the lecture that should be of interest to everyone, even those who aren’t yet seniors, was a talk by a representative of Honoring Choices Minnesota, a public health initiative by the Twin Cities Medical Society.  Honoring Choices Minnesota’s goal is to promote discussions about end of life choices and to assist health care organizations with the installation of a comprehensive advance care planning program.

http://metrodoctors.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=48&Itemid=77

The message is that everyone should have an up to date Minnesota Health Care Directive. Not tomorrow, now!

It is easy to get a copy on line, easy to fill out and then just two witnesses or a notary makes it legal.

A brochure from the Minnesota Department of Health

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/adbrochure.pdf

Minnesota Board of Aging website and links to the form with instructions

http://www.mnaging.org/advisor/directive.htm

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