Making a ‘living will’ in France

Any adult can make a “living will” in France to clarify their end-of-life wishes if they find themselves seriously injured or terminally ill and unable to express themselves.

In the absence of such a document, close family or friends will be consulted, especially anyone you have  designated as your “personne de confiance” – trusted person, named to help you if you are ill.

A living will can address such matters as limiting or stopping treatment if you are in a vegetative state; whether or not you would want to be transferred to intensive care to ...

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