This is a document that describes the kind of medical treatment you want - or don't want - at the end of your life. State laws often regulate what kinds of treatments are involved and circumstances in which living wills come into effect.
Five Wishes. A new type of living will (available for free on the Internet), it focuses on pain-free comfort during your last days and how you want to be remembered.
Medical Power of Attorney. Through this document you legally appoint someone close to you to make decisions about your medical care should you no longer be able to make these decisions for yourself. Ask your doctor or a lawyer about this document.
Be sure to discuss your wishes with and give copies of these documents to your family, your doctors, and your lawyer if you have one.