Advanced Medical Directive aka “The Living Will”

An advanced medical directive to physicians, commonly known as the living will lets others know what medical treatment you would want in the event that you are facing a terminal or irreversible condition.

At the time you sign a living will, you choose how you wish the doctors to act in these situations in the event you can’t express your wishes yourself. If you don’t have an advanced medical directive, medical care providers must prolong your life using artificial means, if necessary. With today’s technology, physicians can sustain you for days and weeks (if not months or even years).

Hospitalized elderly patient, senior old aging woman laying on bed with cardiologist doctor or physician examining cardiological heart health, checking pulse in hospital clinic exam room