As an adult aged over 18 you have the right to make decisions about your own healthcare. You can
choose what treatment you are willing to have. You can also decide what treatment you do not want.
But what if you are unable to make decisions about your healthcare as the result of illness or accident?
This is what Living Wills are for. In England and Wales, the law calls them “Advance Decisions” (Section
24(1) Mental Capacity Act 2005). They are also sometimes referred to as Advance Directives.
Often, making a Living Will is the result of concerns over being forced to receive life sustaining
treatment after the hope of making a recovery with a personally acceptable quality of life has been
lost. But there are other reasons. However, it is not the same as assisted suicide which remains unlawful.
Making a Living Will should be discussed with family, friends and healthcare professionals. It can be
helpful for them to know what you would want to happen at a difficult time.
Click below to apply for our no obligation Living Wills pack. We will send you a detailed guide and questionnaire. This includes several service levels and pricing options. The choice is yours. This offer applies to people resident in England and Wales only.