A living will states the makerís wishes to refuse treatment that artificially prolongs their life when they have a terminal condition. A living will is a document, signed and witnessed, directing the physician to avoid such procedures.
It permits an individual to direct his or her own terminal care and protects the physician from liability.
For stronger protection, a health care durable power of attorney appoints someone else to make health care decisions, including the use of life-sustaining treatment, for you.
If you would like to discuss any of these issues, please call Attorney Meg Goblet at 719-686-9700 for a free, confidential appointment.