Lorain Public Library System - Useful Web Links
Selected Topic: Living Will and Advance Directives
Aging with Dignity
This non-profit organization was established to provide people with the practical information, advice and legal tools they need to ensure that their end of life wishes will be respected.
Americans for Better Care of the Dying
Provides resources on advance care planning.
Compassion and Choices
The Compassion and Choices organization maintains the mission of improving care and choices at the end of life.
Death with Dignity National Center
The Death with Dignity National Center (DDNC) has successfully proposed, passed, defended and helped implement a first-in-the nation law that allows terminally ill individuals meeting stringent safeguards, to hasten their own deaths.
A national coalition of professional and consumer organizations to improve care and caring near the end of life.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
A non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Their website provides an informational brochure about advance directives called PLANNING FOR MEDICAL DECISION MAKING.
Ohio Advanced Directives Forms
Provided by the Franklin County Probate court.
Ohio State Bar Association
Among the LawFacts pamphlets included here are ones with information about living wills, do not resuscitate orders, and durable power of attorney for health care.
Partnership for Caring: America’s Voices for the Dying
A national nonprofit organization that partners individuals and organizations to improve how people die in our society.
Terri Schiavo Case: Legal Issues Involving Healthcare Directives, Death, and Dying
FindLaw provides legal news and commentary about this topic.
U. S. Living Will Registry
The U. S. Living Will Registry electronically stores advance directives, and makes them available to health care providers 24 hours/day via secure Internet or telephone-facsimile.