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Advance Directives

Patient rights at Sharon Regional include the right to make decisions about the use of life-sustaining treatment. An advance directive or living will is the patient's opportunity to make their wishes known. The patient can also appoint a family member or friend to be their health care power of attorney to carry out their wishes and make decisions for them when the patient isn't able.

Sharon Regional Health System will recognize and comply with any valid advance directive. If the patient already has a directive prepared, please provide it to your physician or a nurse. If not, the patient can prepare a living will and health care power of attorney using forms from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging using the following link:

Understanding Advance Directives for Health Care - Living Wills and Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania

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Or, the patient can get an advance directives form from a nurse during their Sharon Regional stay.

Pennsylvania Department of AgingThis living will is not required to forgo or withhold life-sustaining treatment or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). But it is helpful for the patient's health care providers and family and friends to have made their wishes known in advance.

For this reason, Sharon Regional encourages everyone to prepare a living will.

For more information on advance directives, e-mail advancedirectives@srhs-pa.org