Communicate Your Healthcare Choices
Through Advance Directives, such as the Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care, you can make legally valid decisions about future medical treatment. Advance Directives state an adult patient’s choices about medical treatment. An Advance Directive can also name someone to make choices about medical treatment for you if you become unable to make those decisions for yourself.
For more information on Advance Directives, contact Spiritual Care at 229-312-4670, Golden Key at 229-312-2418, Patient Registration at 229-312-4767, or Care Management at 229-312-2435 during normal business hours M - F. You may also find more information at www.aging.dhr.georgia.gov (click on “Get Advance Directives”).
Phoebe has an Ethics Committee you may consult should you have difficult ethical decisions to make about your care or the care of a loved one, such as the use of life-sustaining procedures or other health-related issues. Each unit has a charge nurse who supervises the shift. Please contact the charge nurse to request appropriate assistance for an ethics consult.