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Make your Living Will Today! A living will is a document that allows you to specify what should be done about life-sustaining procedures if, in the future, your death from a terminal condition is imminent despite the application of life-sustaining procedures or you are in a persistent vegetative state.
Directive to Physicians and Family or Surrogates
» This Directive, which is the equivalent of an advance health care directive, allows you to communicate your desires regarding medical treatment in the event that you become incapable of expressing them at a future time.
Medical Power of Attorney
» With this Medical Power of Attorney you may appoint a person to make health care decisions for you when you are not capable of making the decision.
Directive to Physicians on Behalf of a Minor
» This form allows you to communicate your wishes about medical treatment of your spouse, child, or ward if that person in diagnosed as suffering from a terminal condition and you are unable to communicate your desires for their treatment.
Although the term Living Will may indicate that it is a Will, in reality, it is more similar to a Power of Attorney than a Will. Therefore, don't be confused by the title of the document. The purpose of a living will is to allow you to make decisions about life support and directs others to implement your desires in that regard.
Some States use documents with other names which serve the same function as a Living Will.
Q: If I make a living will, does that assure that the Courts will not get involved and that family members will not be allowed to fight over the decision I make in the Living Will about whether I desire to continue life support?
A: No, but it changes the facts and reduces the chances that your wishes would not be followed. Family members could still dispute the medical opinions that you will not recover.
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