Healthcare Directive



A Healthcare Directive is a document that specifically addresses how your medical care and decisions related to that care should be handled in the event you are not able to make those decisions yourself.

In the State of Missouri, a durable power of attorney for health care is the legal document used to appoint someone to make all decisions related to your medical care and personal care. This person may or may not be the same person who has power of attorney over your finances.

A Healthcare Directive, also known as a "living will", directs doctors and family members on your specific wishes regarding medical care and end-of-life care. Decisions such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, dialysis or other medical treatments are addressed in a healthcare directive. An experienced Estate Planning Attorney will prepare a comprehensive durable power of attorney that makes your wishes known, especially those regarding heroic measures to keep you alive or resuscitate you, intravenous food and waste management, pain medications, use of a ventilator and other situations you may face.

Estate Planning Attorney Mike Watkins takes the time to learn about your specific wishes in a wide range of possible circumstances and incorporates your desires into a legal document so you receive the level of care you want. Contact us today to schedule a FREE Consultation to learn how we can as

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