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Advance Care Planning Seminar

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Advance Care Planning (ACP) is an organized process of communication to help individuals along with their potential decision makers to understand, reflect upon and discuss goals for future healthcare decisions in the context of their values and beliefs. When this process is done well, it has the power to result in a written plan, known as an Advanced Directive (AD) that accurately represents the individuals' preferences and thoroughly prepares others to make healthcare decisions that are consistent with these preferences.

As long as you are able to make and express your own decisions, you can accept or refuse any medical treatment. But if you are injured or become seriously ill, you might lose the ability to participate in decisions about your own treatment.

If you don’t choose a Patient Advocate and complete an Advance Directive for Health Care form, it can be very difficult for your loved ones to try to guess what you would want. Think of an Advance Directive as a gift to your loved ones as well as a way of making sure you always have a say in your own medical care.

Everyone 18 and older should complete an Advance Directive for Health Care document. A serious illness or injury can happen at any time. It’s best to be prepared. You can always change your Advance Directive and name a new Patient Advocate at a later date by completing another document.

Attend one of our informational seminars to learn more about Advance Care Planning.

To register call 616-685-3359 or email alvarmar@mercyhealth.com. Seating is limited.

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April 13th - 1-3 p.m.
Conference Room
245 Cherry Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

April 14th - 1-3 p.m.
Grand Conference Room
2373 64th Street
Byron Center, MI 49315

April 16, 2016 - 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Browning Claytor
1246 Madison Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

April 26th - 6-7:30 p.m.
Clinica Santa Maria
730 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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