Considering a Living Will

(2015) Considering a Living Will. Aging, Department of (Elder Affairs, Department of)

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Abstract

A living will is a written declaration informing medical personnel whether certain life-sustaining procedures should be withheld or withdrawn if (1) you are in a terminal condition; and (2) you are unable to decide for yourself. You (the declarant) may execute a living will declaration as a stand-alone document or you may include a living will within a health care power of attorney document. A living will can be revoked at any time and in any way by communicating the revocation to anyone who was aware that the living will existed.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: living, will, terminal, POA, health, care, attorney, life-sustaining, aging, nursing, dying, hospice, consent, resuscitate,
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Healthcare
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Hospice care
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Aging
Social issues and programs > Aging > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities and reports
ID Code: 21955
Deposited By: Pat Wyatt
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2016 18:54
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 18:54
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21955