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Advance Directives

Advance directives outline patients’ wishes regarding healthcare decisions if they become critically ill and lose their decision-making capabilities. To request the relevant form—Advance Medical Directives in Case of Incapacity to Give Consent to Care—visit ramq.gouv.qc.ca. A Living Will and Mandate form is also available.

Let your attending physician know if you have already completed a form. If your advance directives are part of your last will and testament, provide a notarized copy of those directives to your doctors (including the attending physician) and to the Medical Records Department. Always keep your loved ones informed of your wishes. 

Clinical Ethics Service
Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal

Dr. Michael Dworkind
Founder, JGH Living Will