Most people probably do not think about serious medical conditions or the end of their life on a regular basis. And if you are young, you may not consider what would happen if an emergency left you unable to make medical decisions for yourself.
Medical providers typically ask their patients a variety of questions related to their current condition. In some cases, they may wonder whether you have an advance health care directive. Although you may be under the impression that you do not need one, consider the choices your loved ones may otherwise have to make on your behalf.