A living will is a document that establishes your wishes as to what happens regarding your end of life treatment. We call it a declaration of natural death in South Carolina.
This document gives the client the ability to make their own decision regarding the end of life treatment. It takes the burden of that decision making off of the client’s family.
As many people saw during the Terry Sciavo case having family members make the decision regarding end of life treatment can bring about all sorts of problems and delay the process of making that decision regarding your treatment.
If a client executes a Declaration of natural death they can determine how they want to be treated should they become terminally ill or permanently unconscious.