Speak for Yourself
The following information can help you become your own best advocate.
Some terms to know
Your rights as a patient
What your doctor can and can't do
About advance directives
Making difficult decisions
Printer-friendly Medication List
We are pleased to provide access through our site to information which may be of assistance to patients in planning for care at the end of life.
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Patient Safety Tips Safety tips for patients and visitors and families.
Ethics Committee The hospital's Ethics Committee offers guidance and support to patients, families and caregivers in difficult decision making situations.
An overview of end-of-life care options.
Comparing Your Legal Options
Living will or durable power of attorney? Here are the differences in a nutshell.
General information about Rhode Island's Rights of the Terminally Ill Act, instructions for creating a living will and a sample form.
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
Information about durable power of attorney for health care, its advantages and limitations, how to create one and a printable version of Rhode Island's form.
Online resources and more information.
Seminars and workshops regarding advance directives and end-of-life care decisions are available free of charge to community groups, schools, churches and agencies. For more information or to schedule a speaker, contact Bill Kirkpatrick at 401-444-5716 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org