Living Will

Part of an advance directive, a living will allows you to describe exactly what type of life-prolonging treatments you may want, or not want, should you become seriously ill, injured, or incapacitated. It’s typically used in conjunction with a health care proxy (durable power of attorney) to ensure that your wishes for your own medical care are carried out in the event you can’t communicate them for yourself.

He and his wife both had strong opinions about what should happen if they ever needed to be placed on life support, so they made sure that a living will was created.