Trinity Health is committed to preserving and improving the quality of health to the people we serve. Our mission is to excel at meeting the needs of the whole person through the provision of quality healthcare and health related services.
Every competent adult has the right to accept or reject
medical/surgical treatment and to make other decisions regarding
his or her medical care. Living Wills and Durable Power of
Attorney for Healthcare are two forms of advanced medical directives
that are available under North Dakota state law. An advance
medical directive ensures your right to make decisions about your
medical care in the event you become unable to do so yourself.
A Living Will is a document executed by you
that allows you to indicate whether you want life prolonging
treatment, nutrition and/or hydration in the event you have
a terminal condition and are unable to make decisions for
Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare is
a legal document that allows you to appoint someone to make
healthcare decision for you in the event that you are unable
to make them for yourself.
Trinity's Pastoral Care and Social Services Department offers
the North Dakota statutory forms and more detailed
information about Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney
for Healthcare. You may also click on the following link to
the State of North Dakota's website:
Aging Healthcare Directives Guide