Advanced Directive Guidance

Advanced Directives, which are often called "Living Wills," are important and powerful documents for ensuring your life-affirming wishes are respected in moments of crisis. The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network provides guidance for setting up the most durable, reliable forms of Advanced Directives, and equips patients and families with total knowledge about the strengths and weaknesses of these documents.

Trusteed Partner: Patients Rights Council, a national organization specializing in advanced directives in every state.


Our 24/7 Crisis Lifeline for at-risk patients and families

Every day, patients and families find themselves at-risk of their human dignity being violated due to a physician, medical institution, or insurance company with differing views about what sort of treatment they deserve. In the most extreme cases, patients face the prospect of someone in a position of power denying them food and water through forcible removal of a feeding tube. In more common cases, patients and families face other forms of denial of care that lead to poor, sometimes fatal, outcomes. The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network's 24/7 Crisis Lifelife connects at-risk patients and families with the medical and legal advocates they need to ensure the best outcome possible at a difficult time.

If you or a family member is at-risk, contact our 24/7 Crisis Lifeline for assistance:



Bobby Schindler, President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, travels the country to give witness to the importance of upholding human dignity through service to the medically vulnerable.

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