Living Will

Understanding A Living Will

A living will is a document that outlines instruction for your medical care in the event that you are incapacitated and unable to make these decisions for yourself. A living will does not take effect until you are incapacitated. Until then, you are able to say what treatments you do or do not want. A living will can specify which treatments/procedures you do not want performed and give consent to treatments/procedures you do want performed. One of the directives of a living will is to state whether or not you would like to receive life-sustaining support when you are in a vegetative state and when there is no reasonable medical probability of recovery.

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