Advance Health Care Directive Information for Delaware and Maryland Catholics

What is an Advance Health Care Directive and why would I want one?

Every person has the right to make his or her own medical decisions. But what happens if you become so seriously ill or injured that you can no longer make your own medical decisions or communicate them to those around you? That is when an advance heath care directive can be of great help. An advance health care directive, sometimes called a living will, is a legal document that allows you to give directions about your future medical care in the event you become unable to make your wishes known. An advance directive lets others know how you wish to be treated if you become seriously ill or injured and are unable to make decisions for yourself. In addition, an advance health care directive allows you to appoint a person with a power of attorney who will be legally entitled to make medical decisions for you if you become unable to make such decisions for yourself. This agent will make decisions in accordance with the directions you will have given him or her in the advance health care directive.  Get answers to more questions, here.

Download an Advance Health Care Directive for the State of Delaware, here.

For information and an Advance Health Care Directive for the State of Maryland, click here.