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Living Will (Definition)

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


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What exactly is a living will?

Advance Directive: It is a legal document that details what actions are to be taken for one's health if he or she is not able to make decisions for him/herself because they are incapacitated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: living will?

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 more

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Is a living will a good thing for giving directions?

Living will: Absolutely yes. However you should talk to an estate planning attorney and your financial planner for more advice. ...Read more

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Can the government demand I have living will?

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

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What is durable power of attorney? Living will?

What is durable power of attorney? Living will?

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

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What rights does a living will give a patient?

THE RIGHT TO: Dictate how and what you want at the end of your life, medical issues wise. ...Read more

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How do you do a living will; do you need a lawyer?

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

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Where can I find a place on the web to download a legal living will?

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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Can I change my mind once I've filled out a living will?

YEs: A living will is made to direct care givers and your health care providers on what kind of care you would want in certain health circumstances. One can always change their mind about what is written in the advance directive. Unfortunately, people's families not have wanted; this, however, is allowed. ...Read more

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