7 June 2013 0 Comments

“what are Advanced Directives?”

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I don’t know anyone who wants his or her loved ones to have to make a difficult decision regarding termination of their life. Now, you don’t have to worry about that. Composing a living will makes certain that your requests are met – even if you no longer can communicate them.

The best way for you to be in control of what happens to you and what medical treatment you will receive is to record your preferences in advance. Have you heard about advanced medical directives, but not sure what that is. You ask, “What are advance directives?”

Advance medical directives are documents written now, before a serious illness or accident is involved. It states your choices about medical treatment – should you need it. It can also name someone to make the choices for you, if you are no longer able to do so yourself.

In short, it allows you to refuse any medical or surgical treatment you do not wish to receive. It guarantees that your wishes are followed. Ensuring the guidance of an experience attorney will help give you the peace of mind your request will be meet when the time comes.

Once written, copies should be given to a family member or close friend and to your primary care physician. It’s also wise to carry a card stating that you have signed an advance medical directive and where it is located.

If you are thinking about creating such a document, but you’re not sure how to do it, contact an experienced Riverside attorney at the Law Offices of Holstrom Family Law in order to ensure that all of your desires are properly reflected for when the time comes.

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