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After all the choices you have to make in setting up your Living Will, you then have a choice whether to allow your agents under your medical power of attorney to have the authority to override your decisions.  Isn’t that great?  Here we have a document and a process requiring you to make life and...
As part of the decision to allow resuscitative measures, the Living Will includes a provision to allow maximum pain relief – even if it may hasten death.   For some clients, there’s no question at all – maximum pain relief it is!  For these folks, I usually jokingly ask them if the prefer a rum or...
Once you have considered all the options and determined whether and when to remove life support and artificial nutrition and hydration, you then have to consider whether to allow the doctors to continue providing certain resuscitative measures such as CPR, mechanical respiration and/or antibiotics.  This section of the Living Will is what I call a...
After you have decided whether and when to remove life support when setting up a Living Will (a.k.a. the Advance Directive, End of Life Directive), the next question is whether and when do you want to have artificial nutrition and hydration removed?  Most people, wrongly, assume artificial nutrition and/or hydration are considered part of life...
When Should You Remove Life Support? The primary question to be answered when setting up a Living Will (a.k.a. the Advance Directive, End of Life Directive) is whether and how long do you want to remain on life support?  Your two options are to have life support continued indefinitely, to have life support removed immediately,...
What is a Revocable Living Trust and How Does it Work? A Revocable Living Trust (“RLT” for short, or just “Trust”) is used to manage and control property after a person passes away. A Trust is simply a relationship created whenever one person (the “Trustor”) gives property to someone else (the “Trustee”) to manage and...