You may wish to prepare an Advance Care Directive. This is a legal document conveying your wishes about your medical care ahead of time. It is a way for you to communicate your wishes to doctors, family and friends in order to avoid confusion if lose capacity or cannot communicate your wishes. The document is important for two reasons. First, to nominate a trusted person to be your substitute decision maker to make those decisions, and second to outline your wishes in relation to various medical treatments you would prefer or to indicate those treatments that you would like to refuse.
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