Don't Use the Form!

Post by: Lesley Hempfling

Did you know that you can provide for your religious and philosophical preferences in your medical directives? Yes, you can! In your Medical Power of Attorney and your Directive to Physicians (a/k/a your "Living Will") you can provide detailed instructions regarding how medical care and end of life decisions should be carried out by your agents and your physicians in the event you are unable to express your intentions yourself. This may be important for those practicing religions that do not allow for certain treatments, or that require end of life care. Don't use the "form" - make sure your documents meet your specific needs.