You have a right to make decisions about your medical treatment. There are times in injury and illness, however, when you become unable to speak for yourself. The Directive to Physicians is an important legal document that allows you to communicate your wishes regarding medical treatment. It covers end-of-life treatment options and communicates to doctors and other health professionals whether to withhold or continue life-sustaining treatment if your condition is terminal or irreversible. This document does not require a lawyer or notary to complete and should be distributed to your doctors, local hospital, and family or executor. If you have any questions, contact our Austin senior home care team.