Health directives, often referred to your living wills, are important for people to consider and to keep current. The biggest and foremost reason you should have a health directive or a living will is so that your loved ones, your family members know what your will and your decisions in a certain situation would be when you’re not able to answer them.
It gives them comfort and guidance to know what you have already decided so they can carry out your decisions at crucial and critical times when they’re faced with a lot of stress or pressure. A second important reason is a health directive or a living will provides immunity for a doctor or a hospital or a healthcare provider. If they follow your directions and they carry out your provisions, then it gives them immunity from lawsuit if they do follow your written and documented directives.