It is possible that one day, due to injury or illness, you may not be able to make decisions about your medical treatment. An Advance Directive will take care of that. An Advance Directive communicates your wishes to doctors and your family about your medical treatment if you become unable to do so.
Before preparing an Advance Directive, (see the form provided on this website) you should consult with your family doctor and your family or your personal representative. Consider what level and type of treatment you would want, and the benefit you would derive if you were seriously ill or injured and someone else had to make these decisions for you. Your doctor or other health care provider can provide you with resources to assist you in completing an Advance Directive.