A personal directive is like a living will, which outlines end-of-life wishes, but it’s broader. A personal directive can be about all health care decisions, where you live, the activities you take part in, etc.
You choose one or more persons you trust to make personal decisions for you if, in the future, you can’t make them yourself because of illness or injury. The person(s) you choose is called your agent.
For information on personal directives, check out the Alberta Human Services website where you will find information about what they are, how to plan ahead and further information about them.