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Do you have an Advance Directive?

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health's Population Health Department is on a mission to reach out to employees and the community to make sure that you are in control of your health at all times by helping you complete an Advance Directive.

To schedule a presentation at your organization or community site, contact or call 410-822-1000, Extension 5746 or 410-924-9278.

What is an Advance Directive?

A document expressing your wishes about critical care in the event you are unable to speak for yourself. It gives you the power to make future decisions about your critical care, including who to designate as a Health Care Agent. Your family and friends are relieved of the burden of having to make decisions without knowing your choices in a highly stressful situation.

What is a Health Care Agent?

  • Someone you trust.

  • Chosen in advance to make decisions on your behalf.

  • Someone willing to ask questions of the health care team and advocate for your wishes.

How can I learn more? It is important to have an Advance Directive completed regardless of your age. To schedule an informational session at your organization or community site, Email or call 410-822-1000, extension 5746 or 410-924-9278.

You can also refer to Maryland's Advance Directive Information Sheet to learn more about the value of advance care planning and options for documenting personal treatment preferences in an electronic advance directive.


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