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What Exactly Is A Living Will
A living will is a health care document that designates and directs someone to make the decision for you when you can not with regards to serous health conditions. It discusses resuscitation efforts, feeding tubes, ventilators and often comfort measures at the end of life.Choose someone you trust will make the decision you want not ...Read more
Schizoaffective - can you explain what that means exactly? I've been living my life as bipolar patient for so long I feel as if my life was a lie.
Hard to determine: It is difficult to determine if a patient is suffering from schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder, especially at a young age. Basically in SA disorder the patient has psychotic symptoms (paranoia, hallucinations) SEPARATE from their mood episodes (manic or depressive), while in bipolar with psychosis the patient has the psychotic symptoms ONLY when in a mood episode (manic or depressive). ...Read more
Directives: A living will is a health care document that designates and directs someone to make the decision for you when you can not with regards to serous health conditions. It discusses resuscitation efforts, feeding tubes, ventilators and often comfort measures at the end of life.Choose someone you trust will make the decision you want not what their emotions dictate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Living will: Try doing a google search. Legal zoom may have a template as well. ...Read more
Living will: Absolutely yes. However you should talk to an estate planning attorney and your financial planner for more advice. ...Read more
No: A living will is a document drawn up to guide others in your health care preferences. It designates a proxy or someone who will make decisions for your care if you can't and lets others know your preferences for end of life care, artificial nutrition, resuscitation efforts amongst others. It can be changed by you it unfortunately is often not followed by surrogates when the time comes to use it. ...Read more
Advance directives: A living will helps a person state how they would like to be taken care of when they are no longer able to make their own decisions and when they have certain conditions that limit their life expectancy. It addresses artificial hydration and nutrition and prolongation of life when you are in a comatose state. A durable power of attorney speaks on your behalf health or finances. ...Read more
Available on line: A lawyer would get it exactly right (probably). You can find models of living wills on the google. Read carefully to see if the model is what you want. What a lawyer can do is tell you about things not written on the model that you might want included. A living will can help others with your end of life care and is a useful document. ...Read more
Living Will: There are numerous sites on the web that offer free blank living wills with instructions. The az attorneys general's office: http://www.Azag.Gov/life_care/livingwill.Pdf or a non-profit hospice, hospice of the valley: www.Hov.Org/health_care_decisions.Aspx are two examples. Check with your state's attorneys general's website. ...Read more
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