Additional Resources

Advance Care Planning Workbook

This workbook will walk you through the process of advance care planning. You will find conversation tools, a quality of life assessment worksheet, treatment wishes worksheet, and end-of-life plans that are very helpful tools to guide the conversation with your loved ones. Helping to define what is important to you based on your goals, your perspectives, and your values are extremely important parts of this conversation.

Download the Advanced Care Planning Workbook PDF.


A Guide to CPR

CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and is an emergency medical process involving a number of emergent medical techniques that try to replicate the function of a person’s beating heart and lungs which have stopped working. Stating you do not want CPR in an advance directive is a preference, not a DNR medical order. Learn more about CPR and DNR orders using this guide. 

Download the ACP Decisions Guide to CPR.


Understanding Code Status

All patients admitted to a hospital or an outpatient facility (such as a dialysis center or outpatient surgery center) will be asked to choose a code status for the duration of their stay. Your chosen code status describes the type of resuscitation procedures, such as CPR, you would like the health care team to conduct if your heart stopped beating and/or you stopped breathing. Learn more about your code status options, definitions, and frequently asked questions from other patients.

Download the Understanding Code Status PDF.


Questions? 

Contact our office at 231-935-6176 or svanslyke@mhc.net.

You may also consider attending one of our free workshops. This is highly recommended for anyone over the age of 18 and at any stage in your life. 


Helpful Websites

The following are links to healthcare sites that you might find helpful. These sites are not part of Munson Healthcare and Munson Healthcare has no control over their content or availability. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by Munson Healthcare. Please consult your physician regarding any health concerns.