What Is The Difference Between A Living Will And A Health Care Proxy?

A Living Will is a document in which you can give specific instructions about your health care treatment, as well as express your attitudes and wishes about your health care. A Health Care Proxy is different because it allows you to choose someone you trust to make treatment decisions on your behalf in case you lose your decision­making capacity. With a Health Care Proxy, you don’t need to know in advance what will happen to you or what your medical needs might be in the future.

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