It is the policy of Johnson Memorial Hospital to allow all adult patients with decision-making capacity (including emancipated minors) to participate in decision-making concerning their health care and medical treatment. Advance directives shall be followed by Johnson Memorial Hospital to the extent permitted and required by Indiana law.
There may be personal or moral reasons why individuals choose to prepare or not prepare advance directives. Johnson Memorial Hospital does not discriminate against an individual based on whether or not an advance directive has been prepared.
Johnson Memorial Hospital is committed to educating its employees and the community on issues concerning advance directives, and the right of individuals to consent to or refuse medical treatment.