What is An Advance Directive?

An advance directive is a document where you put down in writing what you want to happen in the event that you become brain dead. It is a document used in medical situations, and it is often asked if you have one when entering a hospital for a medical procedure. Basically, an advance directive would detail if you would want to be kept on life support and/or what type of life-saving measures, if any, you would want taken should you not be able to breath on your own.