Living Wills, also known as Advance Directives, are documents that are used to specify instructions purely relating to medical care.
Living Wills tend to include instructions that relate to how much or how little care and medical intervention you wish to receive. It is important to make sure that they do not override an existing Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney and it is also important to ensure that if you are making a Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney after you have signed a Living Will that this document doesn’t override your Living Will. A Living Will should be lodged with your GP.
They are not a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) instruction.
Like a Lasting Power of Attorney this document becomes void on death.