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ISMS’ Popular Resource Is the Perfect “Ice Breaker” for Discussing Advance Care Planning
Posted on: 12/13/2018

Are your patients traveling home for the holidays?

In addition to discussing advance directives with your own patients, suggest they discuss this sensitive topic with their families or with people they trust to make medical decisions on their behalf.

Experts say holiday visiting could be the ideal time for these discussions. Encourage your patients to pack A Personal Decision in their suitcase!


Let's face it – it never seems like the perfect time to talk about future health care wishes with your patients.

Need an "ice breaker"?

ISMS offers a resource that can help start the conversation on advance care planning. A Personal Decision is our FREE publication that provides practical information, sample forms and guidance on advance directives – current with Illinois law.

Member physicians may request up to 300 print copies per year for distribution to patients – at no cost. (Non-members must pay $225 for 300 copies!)

To order your copies, please contact the ISMS Purchasing Department at 800-782-4767 or send an email.

A Personal Decision is also available as a free download that you can share as a link.

Remember, Medicare reimburses physicians for advance care planning services – a direct result of ISMS advocacy.

If you have any questions, please contact ISMS' legal department at 800-782-4767 or by email

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