The Miller Elder Law Firm explain what a living will is. The attorneys at The Miller Elder Law Firm feel a living will is such an important document, they provide a free downloadable living will form for use by anyone.
“The living will is a document that says either I want my body to be treated to the fullest extent, I want a feeding tube, I want a breathing machine for me, and I want a machine to pump my heart when I’m terminally ill or in stage at the end of life or I don’t want these things. You can tell your doctor ahead of time if you want that treatment or not, and then it is a valid binding document and your doctor will have to honor it. If it’s fully executed and your loved ones show it to the doctor, they’re going to treat your body how you want it treated or not treated.”