Information for Patients and Families
If you are a patient or family member looking for resources to help in your medical decision-making, Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest is designed for you. Co-sponsored by the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), Honoring Choices has a vision that everyone in the state will receive medical care that honors their personal values and goals. Learn more about Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest.
Resources for Hospital Leaders
Washington hospitals are committed to providing the comfortable and compassionate end of life care to our patients. To help you understand the resources available and laws that govern end of life care, please see the materials below.
- Washington’s Natural Death Act and the Patient Self Determination Act – Washington Health Law Manual: Chapter 2 – Consent to Healthcare: Decision Making for Incompetent Patients
- Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest – Professional Resources
- Death With Dignity Resources: