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Advance Planning Glossary

Here are the legal terms you'll need to know to document your final wishes.

ADVANCE DIRECTIVES A broad term that includes documents variously called living will, health care power of attorney, health-care proxy, durable power of attorney for health care decisions, medical directive or other related names. All these documents allow people to give instructions specifying what actions should be taken for their health and who should make decisions for them in the event that they can no longer make decisions due to illness or incapacity. … Back to Article

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