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Living will

A living will or a will to live is an American term for a specific type of power of attorney or health care proxy or advance directive. It is a legal instrument that, depending on state law, usually is witnessed or notarized which states that the principal is appointing an individual to direct their health care decisions should the principal be unable to do so, or that provides specific directives as to the course of treatment that is to be taken by caregivers should the principal be unable to give informed consent due to some kind of incapacity.

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