Start by thinking about what kind of treatment you do or do not want in a medical emergency. It might help to talk with your doctor about how your current health conditions might influence your health in the future. Typical decisions that are put into an advance directive include CPR, ventilator use, artificial nutrition/hydration, organ donation, DNR orders, and comfort care.
Resources For Advance Directive Planning
Aegis is a proud member of The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, which provides guidance and resources for those considering advanced care. Below are some NHPCO documents to help you prepare your advance directive.