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Do You Want A Living Will?

More and more people are making use of the idea of a living will. They are becoming a lot more popular than they have ever been in the UK, and they do, for a lot of people, make sense. They offer people the chance to make their own medical decisions even if they are in a coma, or incapacitated in some way that means they cannot speak, or even think for themselves.

The living will is written when the testator is well so that if they become unwell they have already made their decisions as to what they want to happen to them. By writing these instructions down in a living will, rather than simply telling family and friends, there can be no doubt as to what is expected to happen, and no confusion at an already difficult time. It’s not just family and friends who will benefit from knowing that there are instructions to be adhered to in such a situation; medical professionals will also be able to use it to give the best care that they can.

Living wills are of most use to those who are suffering from terminal illnesses, but can also be used in the event that you are in a coma, for example. They will let the medical staff know whether you wish to be resuscitated if you stop breathing or your heart stops beating, and whether or not you want to be kept alive on machines should the worst happen.

It is possible to change your living will at any time, but if you do change it then the medical practitioners and your family must be made aware, otherwise they may look to the older will, if they even know such a will exists at all.

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