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Health Care Directives

A Health Care Directive is a document you write in advance of an illness to express your personal wishes for medical treatments. It gives direction to your family and medical providers about decisions you would want made when you are not able to communicate for yourself. This can bring peace of mind to you and your family. Want to learn more?  Here are a few resources:

YouTube video of “Speak UP-Your Decisions Matter!” session held April 26, 2016. The featured speaker is Barb Hanson, RN, BSN, Faith Community Nurse at Sanford Health Fargo. She shares valuable information on Health Care Directives, such as:  1) What is a Health Care Directive?; 2) Who needs one?, and 3) How can I write one?

Planning Ahead Community Presentation “Speak UP-Your Decisions Matter! 

*Contact information from the video has changed. Please see below for the most up-to-date ways to get in touch.

Contact Sanford Health Fargo Advance Care Planning for more information:
Phone: 701-234-6980 (leave a message and we will return your call)
Sanford Health website:

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