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  • Advance care planning

  • Creating an advance care plan for loved ones

    April 16, National Healthcare Decisions Day, is when all people, regardless of age or current health, are reminded of the importance of making their health care wishes known to loved ones and their care providers.

    Geriatrician, Meena Mudkanna, MD, spoke with KSTP about the importance of advance care planning discussions and completing a health care directive.

  • Documentary


    End-of-life planning: Family stories

    Allina has been involved with the Honoring Choices project since 2008. The program focuses on the importance of advance care planning and end-of-life issues including medical, legal and spiritual considerations.

    You can watch "Honoring Choices at the End of Life," the one-hour documentary at


    End-of-life planning: Conversations

    This second installment in the Honoring Choices documentary discusses starting conversations about health care choices that are difficult but critical to communicate to family members. Watch the 30-minute documentary.



    Honoring Choices is about end-of-life planning

    Sandy Schellinger, CNP, discusses Allina Health involvement with Honoring Choices, a three year program to get Minnesotans talking about planning so families are prepared when dealing with end-of-life issues.

    Watch the interview on


    Allina Health program helps patients discuss end-of-life planning

    In the last three years, the number of Allina patients with advanced care directives has more than doubled. Sandy Schellinger, CNP, discussed the importance of communicating your medical wishes with Minnesota Public Radio.

    Listen to the interview on

  • Free class

    Advance care planning: Make your health care wishes known

    Make sure your family and health care providers know your goals and values for future health care needs in case illness or injury prevents you from telling them yourself. Learn more at a free class.

    Call 612-262-2224 to register for the class that's most convenient.

  • Plan ahead

    Shield with heart

    Fill out your health care directive in your secure online account.

    Detail your wishes or simply name someone to speak on your behalf when you cannot.

    If you don't want to fill out your health care directive online, you can also access, print out and fill in the paper form from advance care planning.