You may be worried about what will happen to you in the event that you become incapacitated following an accident or illness. At such a time you family will inevitably be under a great deal of stress in deciding how to act in your best interests and in accordance with your wishes. You can help to ease their stress and ensure that your intentions are carried out by preparing an Advance Medical Directives (Living Will). This is a document that advises both your family and the medical staff who are treating you the extent of the treatment that you want to undergo to prolong your life. The Advance Medical Directive can state how you wish to be treated or who you want to make decisions regarding your treatment if you are no longer able to make them for yourself. It can reflect your views and your ethics. Essentially, it allows you to continue to have a choice as to how you are treated even though you may be physically unable to communicate this to your treating physicians.
At Drake Legal we will help you to prepare your Advanced Medical Directive and tailor it to your specific requirements. We will also prepare a laminated, wallet size card for you to carry at all times outlining your wishes and stating where the full Advance Medical Directive can be found.
If you wish to discuss Advance Medical Directives and Living Wills further please call us on 01822 619230 or complete the form below to arrange a convenient time for us to call you.