BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- Today is National Healthcare Decision Day and in recognition, TJ Samson Community Hospital provided a seminar about advance directives.
The goal of this meeting was to inform the community on how to make the best decisions about their living wills and power of attorney.
A panel of three hospital officials clarified common myths and held a Q&A discussion.
"By talking about this and making your wishes known, you're protecting yourself from treatment that you don't want. Also, letting your family and physician know what you do want. You're also protecting your family from having to make very touch decisions, at a very tough time," said William Travis, Director of Palliative Care & Hospice Programs.
For those who may have questions,Travis suggests consulting with your family doctor. We have also provided a link to Kentucky Advance Directives.