These documents allow you to spell out just the kind of care you want – or don't want. They're a great help to family and friends who will know your wishes if they're ever faced with tough decisions.
While many people may want to have an attorney prepare these documents, you can download the Pennsylvania forms and fill them out yourself.
Forms (.pdf files):
Combined Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney
The Pennsylvania Medical Society offers a patient guide on advanced health care directives and other information on advance directives and appointing health care agents.
Five Steps: A Guide to Help Plan Your End-of-Life and Future Health Care
Looking Ahead: Making the End-of-Life Care Decision
A Patient Story: End-of-Life Decisions
Decide for Yourself: A Guide to Advance Health Care Directives (PDF)