The Importance of a Will and Medical Directive

Affairs untended to after death can lead to a multitude of problems for surviving family.  Division, arguments and issues with the state can follow the death of a loved one without a will in regards to possessions and financial funds.  In addition, one’s wishes after death may not be properly carried out.  In addition to death itself, sometimes individuals can become unable to make decisions due to an injury.  A Medical Directive or Living Will can also list one’s affairs in order and lay out important medical decisions that one would make if conscious.   These directives protect the individual from others making medical choices for them in regards to medication utilizing extraordinary measures.

Wills, Living Wills and Medical Directives are important. Please also review AIHCP’s Pastoral Thanatology Program


Please also review AIHCP’s Pastoral Thanatology Program, as well as its Grief Counseling program.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a certification in Grief Counseling or Pastoral Care.

In the meantime, realize it is not a morbid thought to contemplate death or accidents, but an intelligent one that does not wish to ignore this important part of life.  Hence actively partake in what legally must be done with one’s life and health to prevent others from doing it for oneself.



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