If something should happen to you and you cannot speak for yourself, do your family and friends know what your wishes are for medical treatment? Everyone at some point needs to have that conversation and have their wishes documented so that they have their wishes respected and followed. This document is called a living will.
A living will is something that is sometimes forgotten about and avoided because it reminds us of our vulnerability as humans and it can be uncomfortable to talk about. Five Wishes makes it a little easier to decided what we want to be done for us in the event we are unable to speak for ourselves and it makes it a little easier to talk about. We are going to go through and discuss all the wishes and explain what they are in this episode and discuss the importance of having a living will.