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Living Wills

A Living Will is a legal document which states what medical treatments a person does or does not want administered to them in the event that they are unable to state their desires due to incapacity. A Living Will can outline your wishes when it comes to issues such as being resuscitated or receiving dialysis. Sometimes people do not wish to receive these treatments because of their personal values and beliefs and yet some others would like to receive every treatment option available to them. A Living Will assures that the medical treatments received by the individual are in line with their personal values and desires. It is impossible, however, to determine your future medical situation and to outline the steps to be taken in each of those circumstances. A Health Care Power of Attorney can give your agent the power to decide the best possible course of action while keeping in line with your personal values.