The Covid-19 outbreak has driven many of us to think more about putting our affairs in order. Making a Will is often regarded as the most important step for long term planning – with making a Lasting Power of Attorney sometimes seen as an afterthought. But if your goal is to ensure your affairs run smoothly with as little future stress or upset for your loved ones, having a LPA in place is just as important.
As if Covid-19 itself has not already created enough panic amongst us, reports that blanket ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ (DNR) orders were being issued without consulting patients individually has left many of us worried about our future care – and that of our loved ones. We look at the law surrounding DNR orders and the extent to which your wishes will be complied with.