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Living wills helpful for addressing end-of-life issues

It is understandable for individuals in Texas to want to avoid talking about end-of-life matters. However, discussions about these issues are important since medical advances today are making it possible for people to prolong their lives more than ever before. With estate planning documents known as living wills, people can ensure that things happen according to their wishes at the end of their lives.

A living will is a type of advanced directive that enables a person to make his or her own end-of-life decisions ahead of time. It is important for an individual to complete this document when he or she is healthy both mentally and physically. In the living will, the individual can specify details about whom he or she chooses as health care providers, such as nurses and doctors, and the types of medical treatment he or she wishes to receive in the event of incapacitation.