living will definition

  • noun:
    • A will where the signer requests to not ever be kept alive by medical life-support methods in the event of a terminal illness.
    • A document, produced by someone whenever nevertheless legitimately fit to take action, expressing their desire to be allowed to perish in place of becoming held live by artificial means, in case of being severely handicapped or suffering from a terminal infection.
    • a document authored by some one however lawfully capable requesting which he should really be allowed to perish if subsequently seriously handicapped or suffering terminal illness
  • others:
    • A document signed by someone expressing his/her desire that, in case of a sickness from which there is no reasonable hope of recovery, aggressive or extraordinary measures to prolong life, including resuscitation and life-support equipment, should not be made use of.

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