Imagine you were in a serious car accident and were left unable to speak for yourself. Who would speak for you? Who would make medical decisions about your care?
If your immediate answer is a family member, you should know that in some states, like Wisconsin, you need legal paperwork to designate even a family member to make health care decisions for you.
Listen as Marilyn Follen and Penney Dupee, Marshfield Clinic Health System advance care planning coordinators, discuss why you should prepare for the unexpected with an advance directive.