What is advance care planning?

Advance care planning is a dynamic process that helps people make informed decisions about health care preferences based on their values and beliefs.

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Who needs a health care directive?

We recommend that everyone age 18 years and older with decision-making capacity complete an advance directive.

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How do I start?

Honoring Your Wishes will help you create an advance care plan. This is a way for you to talk about your future health care goals and make a written plan that will describe your wishes.

Where To Begin

Educational video series

Community members give their personal perspectives on the benefits of advance care planning, completing a health care directive, and IPOST (Iowa Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment).

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Love Letters: What Matters Most

Honoring Your Wishes invites the community to participate in writing circles and submit writings based on the themes of love, forgiveness, and gratitude.

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