A Living Will is a document that provides information and directions to your health care agent, your family and your doctor about the medical treatment that you want at “end-of-life”. A Living Will goes into effect when you have an incurable or irreversible illness with no hope of recovery. If there is a small chance of recovery, a Living Will may not be in effect. Recovery does not necessarily mean a full return to prior health.
Your end-of-life directions could include refusing, or removing, life support if you are in a coma, a persistent vegetative state, or have a terminal illness or injury that will result in death within a short period of time.
Your directions may be to do use every effort to keep you alive for as long as possible.
To learn more about the options for Advanced Care when creating your Living Will you can read more here.