Care Planning & Directives
Patients have the right and responsibility to control decisions regarding the use or refusal of medical care, including life-prolonging treatment, nutrition and hydration.
One way to control those decisions is by completing a health care directive. With the help of a health care agent and instructions. Health Care Directives are honored at Altru Hospital, including those from residents of other states, and can written while a patient.
Advance directive forms are available at Altru Hospital in the Social Work department, from Pastoral Services, from the Medical Records Department, from the Hospital Supervisor, or from Altru Home Services staff.
To attend a Health Care Planning class, search Altru's Events/Classes Calendar for a list of dates and times.
For more information, call Altru's Pastoral Services at 701.780.5300. After business hours, if you would like to reach the chaplain on call, dial 701.780.5000.