What is a Green Sleeve and What Goes In It?

What is a Green Sleeve and What Goes In It?

Think of it as your “Medical Passport”. The Green sleeve is a plastic pocket that holds important Advance Care Planning documents and other forms that outline a patient’s goals for health care. It is given to patients cared for in AHS who have had discussions, or completed documents, that refer to decision-making about their current or future health care.

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Advance Care Planning - What's Your Excuse?

Advance Care Planning is a way to help you think about, talk about and document wishes for health care in the event that you become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment or other care.

You may never need your advance care plan - but if you do, you’ll be glad that it’s there and that you have had these conversations, to make sure that your voice is heard when you cannot speak for yourself.

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Advance Care Planning - What's Your Excuse?

Atul Gawande on Being Mortal

Watch R&E’s interview with best-selling author and surgeon Atul Gawande about aging, dying, end-of-life care, and the limits of medicine—all themes in his latest book "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End." 
Atul Gawande on Being Mortal

Rituals for Patients and Families

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Rituals can help you and your family get through difficult times. Gathering together as a family to take part in a specific activity is one way to bring people together meaningfully. 

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