What happens if you do not have an Advance Directive or a Living Will? For example, if you are in an accident and decisions need to be made about your medical care, your family might not have a good idea what decisions you would make. That can create problems for them as they try to decide on what care you should receive, according to the Sentinel Source in "Planning ahead for health decisions benefits everyone."
There is a better way. Make your wishes known in advance and ensure that they are legally enforceable. With a properly drafted Living Will you can set out what procedures doctors should and should not perform if you are incapacitated with no chance of survival. An Advance Directive can be used to appoint someone to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to express your own wishes.
An experienced estate planning attorney can advise you on creating an estate plan, which may include the preparation of a Living Will and Advance Directive.
Reference: Sentinel Source (April 18, 2018) "Planning ahead for health decisions benefits everyone."