Honoring Choices: Advance Care Planning & Directives

By Jessica Martinson

Director of Clinical Education and Professional Development, Washington State Medical AssociationMedical Association

Honoring Choice Pacific Northwest is an advanced care planning implementation program that aims to inspire conversations about the type of care people want if faced with a life threatening illness. This joint initiative of the Washington State Hospital Association and the Washington State Medical Association seeks to ensure that everyone in Washington State will receive care that honors personal values and goals at the end of life.

Through this initiative, physicians, hospitals and other health care providers can access the necessary training and resources for discussing, recording and honoring people’s wishes at the end of their life. Our patients can also get the tools they need to make informed care choices and to talk to their families and health care providers about their end of life wishes. Resources are available at www.honoringchoicespnw.org.