A will is also known as a “last will and testament.” This conveys your final wishes involving property and assets, allows you to name an executor, name guardians for minor children, and can provide instruction regarding your pets
Living Will – This is an advance directive for health care decision making that lets family and medical staff know clearly what you want done by doctors and other medical staff in situations where you can no longer make those decisions yourself.
The Living Will addresses the following kinds of issues:
- Quality of Life Directives – Makes your will known on issues such as having life prolonged if you are in a state of permanent unconsciousness or are dependent for all life activities.
- Treatment Directives – Makes your will known on issues such as if you want CPR to be performed, if you want to be kept alive by means of life support and/or tube feeding.
- Organ Donation Directives – Makes your will known on if you want to make any anatomical gifts of organs or of your body.