What is an advance health directive?
An Advance Health Directive is a way of giving instructions for your future health care if you become unable to make your own decisions. It has more precise directions about health care than under an Enduring Power of Attorney.
They are most often prepared prior to someone being admitted to hospital or when someone is suffering a serious, life threatening or terminal illness although if you feel strongly about these concerns you can prepare one at any time. It must be completed with advice from your usual doctor or specialist and must be correctly witnessed.