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Sample Living Will with guidance notes. Simply print off and fill in the blanks.

Jasper L. Edwards



SAMPLE LIVING WILL (in the UK known often as an "ADVANCE DIRECTIVE")



being of sound mind, willfully and voluntarily make this declaration to be followed if I become incompetent or otherwise incapable of expressing my decision concerning my medical treatment. This declaration reflects my firm and settled commitment to refuse life-sustaining treatment under the circumstances indicated below.

I direct my attending physician, or whomever may be involved in such a decision, to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment that serves only to prolong the process of my dying, if I should be in a terminal condition, a persistent vegetative state, irreversible coma or in a state of permanent unconsciousness.

Unless I indicate to the contrary in the paragraphs below, I direct that treatment be limited to measures to keep me comfortable and to relieve pain, including any pain that might occur by withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment.

In addition, if I am in the condition described above, I hereby make the following advance directions about the following forms of treatment:

I DO/DO NOT want cardiac resuscitation or a cardiac pacemaker.
I DO/DO NOT want blood or blood products.
I DO/DO NOT want tube feeding or any other artificial or invasive form of nutrition (food) or hydration (water).
I DO/DO NOT want mechanical respiration.
I DO/DO NOT want kidney dialysis.
I DO/DO NOT want antibiotics.
I DO/DO NOT want any form of surgery or invasive diagnostic tests.
I DO/DO NOT want receipt of an organ.

I realize that if I do not specifically indicate my preference regarding any of the forms of treatment listed above, I may receive that form of treatment.


I DO/DO NOT want to designate another person as my surrogate to make medical treatment decisions for me if I should become incompetent and in a terminal condition or in a state of permanent unconsciousness.

Name of surrogate (if applicable):

The declarant or the person on behalf of and at the direction of the declarant knowingly and voluntarily signed this writing by signature or mark in my presence.

Declarant's signature

I made this declaration on the Declarant's address: X day of XX, 20XX.

Witness' signature Witness' signature

Witness' address

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