A living will is a legal document describing whether or not you would like to be placed on life support in the event of becoming terminally ill. Individuals can address questions about life support options that include:
- Feeding tubes
- Artificial hydration
- Pain medication
A living will is broken up into multiple areas:
- terminal illness
- permanent unconsciousness
When an individual is unconscious and unable to make decisions, doctors or hospitals will use the legal will to determine what procedures they are legally obligated to perform. It is critical to meet with skilled attorneys to discuss a living will as it is different from the last will. The last will is designed to address your children, assets, and property. Your living will is only related to medical wishes and desires.