Advance Directives

An advance directive enables you to:

  • Give instructions about your own health care
  • Name an agent to make health care decisions for you if you become incapable of making your own decisions
  • Express an intention to donate bodily organs and/or tissue following your death

Additional information regarding advance directives including the advance health care directive form can be found on the State of Delaware website @ www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsaapd. Advance directives is found under the information tab.

It is the policy of the Glasgow Ambulatory Surgery Center to respect and encourage patient self determination. You are encouraged to communicate your desires in the form of an advance directive. In the event of a life-threatening situation, emergency measures will be initiated. After stabilization, a transfer to an acute care facility will take place. A decision to continue or terminate emergency measures can be made by the attending physician and family member at that time.