Living Wills (Advance Decision)

A Living Will enables you to do two things in advance of the time when you might be unable to do them yourself. Firstly, to say how you wish to be cared for and what treatments you do or don’t want to receive should you be unable to communicate your wishes. Secondly, to nominate people (normally your closest family or friends) who must be consulted by your medical team in uncertain situations before any decision is made on your behalf about further treatment.