A Living Will is now more commonly known as an Advanced Directive.
What this is, is a statement of your views, preferences and wishes regarding future medical treatment should you be unable to communicate or decide these yourself – in short, it helps you guide decisions about your future medical treatment. An example of what might appear in an Advanced Directive is your preferences around life sustaining treatment i.e being fed artificially through a tube or drip or being placed on a ventilator if you cannot breathe on your own. Some people are happy for the above to happen, others are not. Noting it in an Advanced Directive is your opportunity to state your wishes formally when you have had time to give them careful consideration.
Although not legally binding in Scotland, an Advanced Directive can be very persuasive in guiding decisions around medical treatment required.
Our legal experts can go into detail about the sort of information you can include and will draft your Advanced Directive on your behalf – the process is fairly straight-forward and extremely worthwhile.
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