National Center for Ethics in Health Care
Dialed In: Helping Veterans Take Control of Their Health Care
I’ve Been Chosen as A Health Care Agent – Now What? (4:50)
VA encourages every Veteran to name a health care agent – someone to make health care decisions on their behalf if they become too ill to do so. Being a health care agent is a privilege as well as a responsibility. This podcast discusses how to fulfill that role and the decisions you might have to make.
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VA Advance Directive Form - VA's official document for writing down your preferences for future health care in the event that you are unable to communicate those decisions for yourself.
VA Form 10-0137A: What You Should Know About Advance Directives - This explains your rights related to advance directives and provides information about advance directives and why you would use one.