Advance care planning will never be a hot topic, especially when the thought of our own mortality is so far from our young minds. But it’s time we made some grown-up decisions about our future health care - before it’s too late.
Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out your decisions aboutend-of-lifecare ahead of time. They give you a way to tell your wishes to family, friends, and health care professionals and to avoid confusion later on.
A living will tells which treatments you want if you are dying or permanently unconscious.