Personal Directive - Details
What is a Personal Directive?
A Personal Directive or Living Will allows you to designate someone who will make health care and personal care decisions for you when you are not able and also to provide instructions for future care while you are still capable of making decisions for yourself.
A Personal Directive provides an opportunity for you to discuss treatment options with your medical staff as well as to discuss and resolve difficult issues with your family and friends.
Your directive must be made while you are still capable of giving consent.
(Also called a Living Will, Advance Directive, Health Care Directive, or Power of Attorney for Personal Care)