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 Information for Patients and Families

If you are a patient or family member looking for resources to help in your medical decision-making, Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest is designed for you. Co-sponsored by the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), Honoring Choices has a vision that everyone in the state will receive medical care that honors their personal values and goals. Learn more at wsha-archive.seattlewebgroup.com/honoringchoices.cfm.

Additional Resources for Hospitals

Washington hospitals are committed to providing the comfortable and compassionate end of life care to our patients. To help you understand the resources available and laws that govern end of life care, please see the materials below.

End of Life Care Manual

Death With Dignity Resources

Mental Health Advanced Directives


POLST Brochure (English) / (Spanish) (PDF)

Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

Health Care Directive (or Living Will) (English) / (Spanish) (PDF)

Your Rights and End-of-Life Care brochure (English) / (Spanish) (PDF)