Natural Dying Forms for a “Plan Now, Die Later Strategy”
Why do we have several forms?So others will honor your Known Wishes after you no longer can speak for yourself.
Introductory note: Most Advance Directives are divided into “parts” or “sections” instead of separate “forms.” Separate forms allows greater flexibility as you order and use them. There are over a hundred Advance Directives; many are long and complicated. The State of Vermont's 24-page form, for example, has 9 “parts.”
How do you decide which set of forms to use? Caring Advocates recommends you base it on your answer to the question, “Will it be EFFECTIVE?”, not on the answer to, “Is it short and simple?”
Caveat: Even the best set of forms cannot succeed to fulfill your end–of–life wishes unless you select proxies/agents and a physician who also perform their respective roles. If they do not do their best, even the best forms may fail. Without effective forms their best efforts can be thwarted. If you use well-designed forms and select good people, you will have done all you can to attain your goal of a timely, peaceful transition.
For those who would like a guide so they can complete the forms themselves, we recommend downloading the file, To create your “Plan Now, Die Later—Ironclad Strategy,” who signs what? Those who wish additional help can call Caring Advocates at 1-800 64 PEACE (1-800 647 3223).