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Living Will At A Glance

Living Will

A living will is a document which is used to help doctors make health care decisions in situations where patients are unable to communicate. For example a living will would be used in situations where a patient is in a coma and cannot communicate whether they wish to have their life sustained with a breathing machine. The living will also explains which if any, organs that the individual would like to donate upon their death. Living wills also designate a health care proxy that can assist doctors in making medical decisions on behalf of the patient listed in the living will.

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