Additional resources to help you prepare
If you have been diagnosed with a serious illness or are nearing the end of life, you may want to complete medical orders that outline your treatment preferences.
For North Carolina residents, a MOST (Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment) form is something you and your doctor can fill out together now that details exactly what level of medical care you’d like to receive. It will help doctors, hospital staff and emergency responders know what your wishes are so that they can honor them. Without a MOST, people outside the hospital may not be able to honor your form.
For South Carolina and Virginia residents, scope of treatment documents are in development.
Our navigators can also help you learn more about additional care options, including:
Palliative care – Special medical care for people who are facing serious illnesses or experiencing difficult-to-manage symptoms. Palliative care is designed to give you relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness so that you can experience an improved quality of life.
Hospice – Comfort care for people who are nearing the end of life. Hospice care focuses on providing you and your family with the highest level of comfort, compassion and quality of life so you can make the most of the time you have left.