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Upon admission, patients will be asked if they have a Living Will and/or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. These documents are important so hospital staff can follow your wishes should you become incapable of making decisions pertinent to your care. If you have a Living Will and/or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care with you, please ask a staff member to place a copy in your medical chart. If you have forgotten to bring your copy, please express your wishes to your nurses upon admission so they may document the information and notify your physician. It is most important that you make arrangements as soon as possible to have your Living Will and/or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care brought to the hospital to be placed in your medical chart.
Should you decide you would like to establish a Living Will or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care while you are a patient, please call patient registration at 6-5050 to obtain a copy of the brochure “Making Your Wishes Known.” This brochure does require witnesses and notarized signatures. Neither hospital employees nor volunteers may witness or notarize this document. Please refer to the local phone directory for notaries public.
At Baptist Memphis, we will work to meet your needs while you are our patient and assist you with plans for your recovery and care after you’re discharged. When you leave the hospital, you may not be completely recovered and may need extra attention and care at home. Please tell your nurse you would like to speak with a case manager and/or social worker if you need help in planning for special equipment or needs after you return home. Our staff includes specialists who are committed to helping you plan for your complete recovery.
Procedures for check-out involve your doctors and hospital staff working together. The discharge process involves some or all of the following steps:
We kindly ask for your patience while we process your discharge from the hospital. We understand your eagerness to return home and also want to ensure you have all the information you need to complete your recovery.
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