It is inevitable that every Kent area resident will pass away. Although it is not a pleasant thought, the planning for the event can lighten the load for families. No one wants to worry about their children having to plan what happens to them if they can no longer make decisions for themselves. A healthcare directive allows a person to dictate how they want to receive care at the end of their life.
A living will is a way for a person to explain their preference as to what life-saving medical treatment they want at the end of their life, or when they are not able to communicate their wishes because of their illness. A living will, which is also known as a healthcare directive, gives medical providers information about what a person's healthcare wishes. A living will can tell medical providers that a person would like to die naturally, or would like to be kept alive using artificial support and advanced medical techniques. They can also include feeding tubes, resuscitation, organ donation and other medical issues.