Apr 16, 2017 8:00 AM


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When Lisa Lindblad’s brain cancer led to her being placed on life support, she was unable to speak for herself. So her family turned to an advance directive—a document of a person's health care wishes—that Lisa had prepared for that very reason. In the video below, the family explains how this act served as a gift to them in her final days.

Learn more about sharing your wishes through an advance directive. Then, from April 17–21, 2017, visit a booth at Huntsman Cancer Institute near the 1st floor Pharmacy or 6th floor Cancer Learning Center to get an advance directive form. Or go online to one of the links below to download a form and instructions:

You can also speak to a health educator about advance care planning by calling the Cancer Learning Center at 1-888-424-2100 toll free.

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