For more information about Advance Care Planning contact Centra's Department of Pastoral Care (434) 200-4501
The Have You Had the Talk(tm) Campaign urges all adults to consider what kind of care and plans they want followed if they ever need to rely on someone else for their medical care and decision making. The best time to plan and prepare is when there is no emergency, no crisis, no scrambling. The Talk is a gift to anyone who needs to know what you want when you can no longer speak for yourself. And it is a gift of peace of mind to you.
First: * Clarify your wishes, * organize your paperwork, * and have The Talk with the people you love.
If you become ill, does your spouse or your child know who your doctors are? Do they know the names of the prescriptions you take, what you take them for and the correct dosage? Do you think they know your health status?
It may surprise you: they probably don't.
Have You Had the Talk(tm) is a campaign to get people talking about the important things that never get talked about.
Don't put this Toolkit aside! It's meant to be easy, so that you'll actually start it and finish it.
Fill everything out. Put it back in the enclosed Ziploc bag, and back in the orange Toolkit, and then place it in the freezer.
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