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Living Wills 101

Why Do I Need A Living Will If I Have A Healthcare Proxy?

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As you will see below, a Living Will usually only deals with directions to use or to withhold specific procedures in a situation where you are terminally ill and death is expected soon.

On the other hand, a Proxy has the ability to make decisions that cover the whole range of medical care and can act in situations where you may be incapacitated but are not terminal.

At least one of the documents should state what controls if there is a conflict between a Living Will and what the Proxy thinks is appropriate.

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