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Authors: Aging with Dignity
Five Wishes is a booklet to let your family and doctors know about end-of-life care. The five wishes are:
•Who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can't make them.
•The kind of medical treatment you want or don't want.
•How comfortable you want to be.
•How you want people to treat you.
•What you want your loved ones to know.
Five Wishes is changing the way America talks about and plans for care at the end of life. More than 14 million copies of Five Wishes are in circulation across the nation, distributed by more than 23,000 organizations. Five Wishes meets the legal requirements in 42 states and is useful in all 50.
Five Wishes has become America’s most popular living will because it is written in everyday language and helps start and structure important conversations about care in times of serious illness.
Five Wishes was introduced in 1997 by Aging with Dignity organization. It was originally distributed with support from a grant by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care. With assistance from the United Health Foundation, Five Wishes is now available in 26 languages.
Translated Five Wishes
Five Wishes is available in 26 languages and in Braille to address the needs of an ethnically and culturally diverse nation. Like the English version, translated versions of Five Wishes are written in easy-to-understand language. Each foreign language copy of Five Wishes carries a side-by-side English translation for medical providers and others who speak only English.
Bilingual Five Wishes is available in the following languages:
Albanian Arabic Bengali Chinese simplified Chinese traditional
Croatian French German Gujarati Haitian Creole
Hebrew Hindi Hmong Ilocano Italian
Japanese Korean Polish Portuguese Russian
Somali Spanish Tagalog Urdu Vietnamese
Wish 1: The Person I Want To Make Decisions For Me When I Can't Make Them For Myself.
Wish 2: My Wish For The Kind Of Medical Treatment I Want Or Don't Want.
Wish 3: My Wish For How Comfortable I Want To Be.
Wish 4: My Wish For How I Want People To Treat Me.
Wish 5: My Wish For What I Want My Loved Ones To Know.
Though not written specifically for people with disabilities, this book could be used by staff to assist the persons they work with and/or family and friends.
Information taken from:http://www.agingwithdignity.org/five-wishes.php, and http://www.agingwithdignity.org/translated-five-wishes.php
|Organization:||Aging with Dignity|
|Address:||P.O. Box 1661|
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1661
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|Phone:||(850) 681-2010; TOLL FREE: (888) 5WISHES (594-7437)|
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Aging with Dignity home page
bilingual languages of the 5 wishes document
additional 5 wishes resources
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