Making Care Decisions

Partners in your medical treatment and care decisions

At Scripps, we do everything we can to help you make the best decisions regarding your care or the care of a loved one.

  • We’ll help you understand your treatment choices and the possible outcomes of each
  • You have the right to choose the treatment you receive, and even refuse treatment
  • We’ll help get you all the information you need so you can make an informed decision
  • Legal documents such as a living will, medical power of attorney and health care proxy arrangements for patients who may temporarily or permanently be unable to make decisions

Our physicians, nurses and staff are committed to caring for you as partners, not just as caregivers. We’ll take the time to discuss your care with you and get the information you need. Our hope is that this information will help increase your control over medical treatment both now and in the future.