The Advance Health Care Directive allows you to appoint someone to make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to make them. You may also use this directive to express your wishes about life support treatment, organ donation and funeral arrangement. Your “agent” must make decisions that are consistent with your wishes. Of course, if your agent doesn’t know what your wishes are, it will be difficult to make decisions consistent with them. So even though this conversation might be an uncomfortable one, we encourage you to talk to your agent about your Advance Health Care Directive.