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The Importance of Advance Directives

In healthcare, the significance of advance directives cannot be overstated. That’s why Contexture has worked with several organizations and partners around Arizona over the last four years to develop the Arizona Healthcare Directives Registry (AzHDR) — a platform that provides healthcare providers with seamless access to patient healthcare wishes and outlines healthcare preferences across the continuum of care.

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Arizona Resources for Advance Care Planning

We’ve compiled a list of resources to help all Arizonans think through, discuss, and prepare advance directives—for themselves and for others. Download a PDF of this list here. You can access advance directives forms at no cost in several locations. Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) | Pre-hospital Medical Care Directive POLST Living Will (English & Spanish) AZ Health Care Power of Attorney with Optional Mental Health Authority Short Form (English & Spanish) Arizona Attorney General Life Care Planning…

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Walking Each Other Home - Cultural Practices at End of Life

Stories and traditions shared here were documented in Southern Arizona as part of the Southwest Folklife Alliance’s End of Life: Continuum project, supported by the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership with funds from the David and Lura Lovell Foundation. The material was presented in an exhibit of videos, images, stories, installations, and interactions at the Arizona State Museum in Tucson, September 2022-February 2023. Read – End of Life – Arizona State Museum Exhibit Book

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Advance Care Planning Quiz

Click ‘Read More’ to download the Advance Care Planning Quiz and Answer Key to test yourself, your staff, family members and friends on all things advance care planning. 

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Beyond Roses and Chocolates: A Meaningful Valentine's Day Conversation About Advance Directives

On this Valentine’s Day, I want to talk about advance directive documents. It may not be romantic, and you may not be able to watch a rom-com movie about these conversations. However, Valentine’s Day is (or should be) all about honoring the wishes of those you love (romantically or otherwise). Being chosen as someone’s “person” for healthcare decisions is the greatest way to honor someone and be there for them when illness or accident renders them unable to be their…

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