What is a Living Will?

What is a Living Will?

A Living Will (sometimes know as a Directive to Physician) is the document that declares that if at any time the person who creates the Living Will should have an incurable, irreversible injury, decease or illness that is determined by their attending physician to be a terminal condition where death is imminent (in other words, they will die very shortly), they do not want death delaying procedures used that would only prolong the dying process but allow him or her to die naturally with only the administration of medication, sustenance, or the performance of any medical procedure deemed necessary by the attending physician to provide them with comfort care.

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