A living will is written expression of how you want to be treated in certain medical circumstancesThe document permits according to the state lawsFor example, most terminally ill decide in advance what treatment they want."life -sustaining treatment" such as a ventilator to extend fife.
Health Care Proxy
A "health care proxy" sometimes a " health care surrogate" or " durable medical power of attorney" specifically designed to cover medical treatment .You grant a person to make medical decisions in event you're unable to express or communicate.
Why Have Health Directive?
These documents as stated above is to protect a persons right to how they want their medical treatment taken care of in the invent they are unable to.Most Physicians prefer these documents because they provide a written expression of the clients preference on how they want care provided for them.
Obtaining & maintaining Living Will & Health Care Proxies
A lawyer will be able to provide documents.These documents requires two witnesses,"who must be adults under what is defined under state laws.It is the policy of some hospitals and other medical institutions not to remit permit their employees to witness the signing of any documents".Also it's always important to talk with family members so they have a better understanding on how to deal with such a major decision in anyone's life.