living will

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a document written by someone still legally capable requesting that he should be allowed to die if subsequently severely disabled or suffering terminal illness

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The Indian judges said the right to die with dignity was a fundamental right and that an advance directive by a person in the form of a living will could be approved by the courts.
But if their living will says they don't want to be put on a ventilator, medical staff may feel bound to honor their wishes.
In theory, a good living will should benefit the firm by lowering its cost of funding.
How to set up a living will It isn't necessary to appoint a lawyer to complete a living will, although lawyers do routinely draw them up as part of estate planning.
The commonly available WV living will is designed to ensure one receives only care aimed at comfort and dignity when there is no longer acceptable quality of life.
Perhaps the way round it is by more use of living wills. We are all encouraged to make wills and we should all do so.
Two years later, in 1969, Kutner first used the term 'living will' in the USA, arguing that a competent adult's wishes for his or her future care should be recorded and respected (8).
The plans, known as living wills, are due to regulators no later than July 1 under provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law designed to end too-big-to-fail bailouts by the government.
You were fully informed about the nature and consequences of the living will at the time you made it.
While potential benefits of resolution plans exist, negative consequences for financial institutions are almost inevitable, and poorly implemented requirements could certainly undermine the value of living wills. (64) Undoubtedly, institutions will face immense regulatory costs in preparing and complying with the living will requirements of Dodd-Frank.
Living Wills that merely express individuals' wishes with regard to life-sustaining procedures.
Research suggests that the living will can be used very effectively in medicine provided it is implemented and executed in such a manner as to avoid falling prey to some of its more pressing criticisms.
In "A Life That Matters," the Schindlers write that "many people believe that a living will or some form of advanced health care directive is the answer to the tragedies in life such as Terri suffered.
When my mother was dying of cancer, even though she had signed Do-Not-Resuscitate/Comfort-Care-Only papers and we'd had explicit discussions about her living will, I feared I wouldn't have the strength simply to sit by her side if she were to have a heart attack.