CSUSM Students and Faculty
Did you Know…
It is time to prepare in case we are ever impacted by a catastrophe, medical incident, or grieving. As college students, we are transitioning into adulthood and having to think more long-term.
So when was the last time you had this conversation?
Speaking with your family and your loved ones about your wishes can lessen the stress during unexpected emergencies.
89.2% of college students and 74% of American adults haven’t documented their health care choices or communicated them to those they love.
It is important for your family to know how you want to be treated if you are on life support and you cannot speak for yourself.
Get started by filling out an Advance Directive
An Advanced Directive is designed to ensure that you are treated the way YOU want in case of an unexpected emergency.
Why is an Advance Directive important?
An advance directive is a legal document that will assure your healthcare wishes are known no matter what state you are in. This will also lessen the stress and anxiety for your family who would otherwise be in the position of making decisions on your life or death. Making sure your family knows will ease conflict between family members and help them understand that the doctor is giving you the care YOU want.