What is a Living Will (Health Care Directive)?

Not to be confused with a Last Will and Testament, a Living Will is a legal document that outlines your preferences for medical treatment and life-prolonging procedures if you become incapacitated, brain dead, terminally ill, or otherwise unable to communicate. This document helps that your healthcare decisions align with your values and gives you the freedom to refuse medical procedures such as artificial feeding, ventilators, or blood transfusions.