A type of advance directive that lists a person's wishes about medical treatment in the event that the person cannot give informed consent or refusal. A living will commonly includes specific directives on which life-sustaining measures can and cannot be used in cases of extreme disability without reasonable expectation of recovery.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A legal document in which you state your wishes about the types of medical care you do or do not want if you are unable to speak for yourself. This document may go by many other names, including health care directive, advance directive, declaration, or directive to physicians.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:19 pm