See "Living Will". A medical directive or living will, is a document in which you express your health care wishes. While most forms focus on not providing heroic lifesaving measures if you are terminally ill, etc. this document can address (and should!) a wide range of personal health care and related end of life issues: burial or funeral arrangements, living preferences during your last years (e.g., at home versus in a facility), religious beliefs, and more.
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