Living Wills (also known as Advance Medical Directives)

A Living Will (or Advance Medical Directive) provides the opportunity to document your wishes with respect to end of life medical treatment in a form that is accepted by both the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing.

A Living Will allows you to decide in advance of a debilitating illness or injury what is acceptable in the way of medical treatment or life support procedures, and comes into effect when you are mentally impaired, such as with a coma, and unable to communicate with medical professionals as to the acceptability of certain medical treatments.

It may be advisable to seek advice from your General Practitioner or another medical professional.