Talking about medical wishes is not easy. Medical terms and conditions are sometimes difficult to understand, loved ones become emotional, and navigating the health care system is complex.
Prepare for Your Care (PREPARE) is an easy to use website that uses videos and stories to teach people how to identify their values and goals for medical care. PREPARE covers considerations in choosing a medical decision maker, how to decide what matters most in life for medical care, how to allow a health care agent some flexibility to make medical decisions depending on the doctor’s advice, and steps needed to tell others about one’s medical decisions.
At the end PREPARE creates a summary of wishes that can be shared with medical providers, family, and friends. This summary is not a legal advanced care directive.