Directs healthcare providers about your desires related to life-sustaining or life-prolonging treatment.
A living will provides direction to healthcare providers and caregivers related to the types of treatment an individual desires, usually related to life-sustaining or life-prolonging treatment. A living will can forbid the use of medical treatments or to express wishes about foregoing food and water. A living will can also direct healthcare providers and caregivers whether the individual with the living will wishes to be sustained or have his life prolonged by the use of feeding tubs or other medical devices. A living will only becomes operative when the individual becomes incapacitated and unable to give informed consent to treatment.
Living Will Includes: