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    Is a "living will" the same thing as a "Power of Attorney"?
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    No. A Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you name a specific person to act on your behalf. You can, however, write your treatment wishes (your "living will" or "advance directive") as part of your Power of Attorney document so that you can be sure your attorney is aware of them. A "living will" just addresses your treatment and personal care wishes and does not need to name anyone or be written in any specific way.

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