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Healthcare Planning Animated Stories

All Veterans, whether healthy or ill, young or old, receiving healthcare in a clinic, hospital, or at home, deserve to have their wishes heard and healthcare preferences honored. This series of animated stories highlights different communication approaches and tools to support patients at any age or stage of health in sharing, documenting, and honoring their healthcare goals and preferences.


Ronin’s story about reflecting on the importance of understanding his dad‘s healthcare preferences.



Adelita’s story about considering her future medical and mental health preferences with her doctor and family.



Terrell’s story about identifying the person he wants to communicate his healthcare wishes in case he is ever unable to.



Suzanne’s story about making a plan for life-sustaining treatment.