Does a living will let me tell doctors when to withdraw life support?

A living will is a document spelling out what kind of medical care a person wants if he or she should have a terminal illness or become incapable of communicating his or her wishes. A living will can set out the kinds of treatment a person does or does not want in any circumstances. Instead of giving instructions about your medical care if you become incapacitated, a DPA names a person you trust to make those decisions for you.

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