Before you prepare your advance directives:
•Get information on the types of life-sustaining treatments that are available. •Decide what types of treatment you would want or would not want.
•Share your end-of-life wishes and preferences with your loved ones.
Preparing your own advance directives:
•You do not need a lawyer to prepare advance directives.
•Make sure you prepare your advance directive to accurately reflect your decisions.
•Complete your state-specific advance directives.
•In most states, you can include special requests in your advance directives such as wishes about organ donation, cremation or burial.
•You also should be sure to make your physician and loved ones aware of your specific requests so appropriate referrals and arrangements can be made.
•Make sure that your documents are witnessed properly, again, you do not need a lawyer. 💙💙💙