Advance Care Directive Resources

Light the Legacy (a community-based organization dedicated to improving end-of-life care in Central Minnesota)

Download the St. Cloud Hospital End-of-Life Decision Making booklet (PDF)

Video for use in Advance Care Planning Education

Talking about death brings end-of-life benefits

When Paul Pearson discovered he had inoperable lung cancer, he and his wife, Jean, didn’t want there to be any doubt about Paul’s wishes to put quality of life over quantity. They filed a document called an advance directive at their hospital, Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, Wis. Having a discussion like the one the Pearsons have had, say health care advocates, not only gives patients and their families greater peace of mind, it can save the healthcare system a lot of money. Harry Smith’s full report from Thursday, Sept. 20 on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.