Health Care Directives, sometimes called advanced directives, are legal documents that describe you healthcare wishes should you become unable to communicate you decisions.  It provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones when confronted with end-of-life health care decisions as well as appoints a health care agent (substitute decision maker) to make treatment decisions on your behalf if necessary.  North Shore Health can assist you with the creation of a directive or help update your existing directive.  Contact Hilja at 387-3261.