If you want to plan ahead regarding healthcare and treatment decisions there are some things you can do now.
You can talk to your family and friends and let them know your wishes about any healthcare or treatment you might need in the future.
It is also a good idea to write down your wishes and to give them to your GP or any other healthcare professionals involved your care. This means they can refer to them if decisions need to be made at a time when you are unable to make them for yourself.
If you write down your wishes in an advance healthcare directive it can be very helpful for the people providing you with care and treatment and for you family and loved ones, particularly in a situation where people might disagree.
When the new law commences, it may be a good opportunity to review your advance healthcare directive if you have made one. This is because the new law sets out specific requirements for what needs to be in an advance healthcare directive.