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Living Will Glossary


living will

living will is a document explaining whether or not you want to be on life support if you fall terminally ill and will die shortly without life support, or into an irreversible coma or persistent vegetative state. Unlike last wills, they have nothing to do with property division after your death. Rather, they state that you do (or do not) want artificial life support if either:

  • you become terminally ill and will die shortly without life support; or
  • you fall into an irreversible coma or persistent vegetative state.

A living will also lets you make decisions about whether or not you want to receive pain medication or artificial nutrition, and allows you to list other special instructions for your care. For example, some people may want to remain on life support only for a limited time period.


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