Living Will Attorney Carlsbad
A medical crisis that leaves you too ill to make your own health care decisions could happen at any age. Yet, more than two-thirds of the adult population has no living will or other advance health care directive, according to the American Bar Association.
An advance health care directive enables you to avoid confusion among your loved ones by clearly defining how you want decisions regarding your medical care to be made in the event that you’re too ill to speak for yourself. They can provide instructions about your health care, and they can appoint someone to make medical treatment decisions for you.
These legal documents tell your family, friends and health care professionals:
• The type of health care you want, such as whether to have CPR, a ventilator or artificial nutrition
• Whom you wish to make decisions on your behalf
• Orders not to resuscitate
• Organ donation