A. An advance medical directive is not the same thing as a power of attorney. An advance directive (sometimes called a livingwill or health care directive) is an instruction to your attending physician about whether or not you want to be artificially kept alive if you were in a persistent vegetative state (brain dead or in a coma). You can give directions about whether or not you want pain medication, tube feeding, intravenous drugs, etc.
Each State has its own specific forms. Buy and download the package for your State.
Making a Living Will ensures that your family and your doctor know what your wishes are regarding medical treatment and life support if you are unable to communicate. This package of forms for Alabama contains:
An explanation of what an advance medical directive / living will is and what it is not.
Instructions to help you complete the forms.
Living Will Declaration setting out your wishes regarding life sustaining procedures.
Make sure your physician knows your wishes regarding life support and medical treatment if you are unable to communicate or make your own decisions. Download and fill out this Living Will Forms package for Arizona residents.
None of us knows when an accident or illness might rob us of our ability to communicate. That's why we need to be prepared ahead of time.
The Living Will Declaration (also called an advance directive or medical directive) lets you put your instruc.....