1.) I will thoughtfully recruit a Healthcare Agent and begin a series of conversations with them that focus on my values, goals, and preferences in the event of a serious illness. Together we'll document what we've agreed on, in an Advance Directive or Living Will.
2.) I will talk openly with my doctors — ask them important questions about my health and listen carefully to better understand my options in the face of serious illness.
3.) Finally, I realize how difficult it is to anticipate and prepare for all possible scenarios. I pledge to trust myself, my healthcare agent, and my doctors to confer and make joint decisions in "real time" that most faithfully represent my wishes.
I’m Ready to Talk and to Have a Say
One Million Pledges is a collaborative effort between Chaplain David White and esteemed Partners (See Pledge Partners' page).