Many people dread having an Advance Care Planning conversation because they don’t want to think about themselves or their loved one being too ill or injured to speak for themselves or about eventually losing that person. But, Advance Care Planning discussions aren’t just about end-of-life. Anyone, at any time, at any age could find themselves […]
So, You Have Been Asked to Be a Substitute Decision Maker – Now What?
Being a Substitute Decision Maker (SDM) is an important role to play in someone’s life. If a person becomes mentally incapable of making their own health care decisions, either temporarily or permanently, their legal SDM will be called upon to speak for them. No one can be forced to act as an SDM, so it […]