What Is A Personal Directive (Living Will)?

The Personal Directive (commonly referred to as the Living Will) is a legal document which appoints an individual to make decisions on your behalf with respect to your personal care and medical care and to carry out your decisions with respect to important medical decisions when you are no longer able to do so. The Personal Directive gives you the power to appoint an individual, while you are still alive and healthy, whom you can trust to make very personal decisions on your behalf, for example, where you might live when you are very ill and where you will live out the end stages of your life. The Personal Directive also, very importantly, set outs your wishes with respect to the type of medical treatment you receive under certain situations. This is the document that allows you to set out your wishes regarding whether treatment at the end stages of... Read more