Quick legal term explanations: what exactly is a Living Will?

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Quick legal term explanations: what exactly is a Living Will?

This is a document which delivers instructions for your medical preferences; important if the time comes when, sadly, you are no longer able to clearly communicate them yourself.

A Living Will can cover a wide range of decision areas, including resuscitation measures if your heart stops; the use of mechanical ventilation; and the length of dialysis treatment or tube feeding.

Towards the end of your life, you might also wish to direct how antibiotics and antivirals should be used, and your wishes in the area of palliative care.

Your Living will can also leave instructions regarding organ donation or tissue transplants after your life is complete.

We know that this is a subject many people feel uneasy about dealing with, but it is a valuable guide for clinicians and family members – often providing a degree of comfort to the latter in knowing your wishes are being followed.

Living Wills is one of many areas covered by Meurer Law Offices – your Denver estate planning law firm. You can reach us by calling 303-991-3544

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