Most people without experience that involves incapability of the patient due to some heavy medical condition have not given the issue of living will a considerate thought. Many medical ethicists and jurisprudence experts state that this could turn out to be a mistake – one that could cost a lot of time, nerves and money. Recent decades have seen several tormenting court battles when family members fight each other or health care institutions regarding the matter how and whether the life of a terminally ill and incapable patient should be ended. The overall situation seems to be changing, though – advance health care directives have grabbed headlines, new legislations have been proposed and publicly respected individuals – including US President Barack Obama – have declared their support for the preparation of a living will as an ensuring instrument. In order to find out more about the issue of advance health care directive, main legislations and ground-breaking cases – read this book.