Living Will

Having a living will put in place, greatly reduces the stress of family and loved ones when the time comes to make important decisions

For many people, you might have witnessed the deterioration of a loved one or friend and wondered what treatment you would be entitled to and what decisions you would make if it were to happen to you.

This is when having a Living Will means you can make those decisions beforehand and have them legally adhered to by the healthcare professionals and for your family or friends to be able to help ensure that your wishes are met.

In England and Wales, a Living Will or Health Directive is legally referred to as an Advance Decision. Advance Decisions are legally enforceable under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and should be followed by healthcare professionals.

Areas it covers:

  • Health Care Provider
  • Terminal Condition
  • Persistently unconscious
  • Severely and Permanently Mentally Impaired
  • Life Support
  • Tube Feeding
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comfort Care
  • Treatment directions and end of life decisions

More Information

The Law Depot has a further reading on this subject. Please click the link below to view the website