A LIVING WILL FORM is a legal document that dictates what your personal choices are for end-of-life medical treatment. It outlines exactly what you’d like done, or not done, to extend your life if you’re unable to communicate the directives yourself.
A living will is different from a medical power of attorney. A medical power of attorney appoints a representative to make medical decisions on your behalf. The term living will is sometimes used interchangeably with advance healthcare directive or advanced directive. Be sure to find out exactly which term is used in your state.