ADVANCE DIRECTIVES (LIVING WILLS)
Today there are many treatments given to patients who are terminally ill. Treatments may include being kept alive on a life support machine. Whilst such actions may prolong life, they may also offer little or no chance of recovery.
Would you want your life support machine switched off in such circumstances?
Would you want your grieving relatives to have to make that decision?
An Advance Directive enables you to state which treatments you would or would not want if you became seriously ill and were unable to participate in decisions about your medical care. An Advance Directive is recognised by the British Medical Association and is legally enforceable provided that two doctors have certified that they are of the opinion that you are unlikely to recover from your condition.
An Advance Directive enables you to:
make choices about the level of medical treatment that you would want should you be suffering from a life threatening illness
make statements to be considered by those dispensing treatment about the treatment you want, or do not want, to be given
gives peace of mind. Your family is not left to make difficult and emotional decisions.
Be aware. Know the facts.
Advance Directives or Living Wills are not the same as assisted suicide. That remains unlawful. Nor can an Advance Directive be used to refuse basic nursing care or ask that staff do not offer you food and drink by mouth.
INHERITANCE MATTERS CAN SHOW YOU ILLUSTRATED EXAMPLES OF HOW THESE WILL TRUSTS CAN WORK TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.
CALL US TODAY ON 01384 878950 AND SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW WE CAN HELP YOU.