Although living will laws vary from state to state, these statutes generally include which provisions?
A. Instructions on when and how to implement the living will B. Who may uphold a living will declaration C. How long the living will remains in effect D. What will happen to the client s valuables after his death
Instructions on when and how to implement the living will-rationale: living wills include instructions on when and how to implement their provisions, witness and testator requirements, immunity from liability for anyone following the directives, documentation requirements, and under what circumstances the living will takes effect. a living will doesnt state who may uphold the declaration and it doesnt state how long it remains in effect; the assumption is that the will remains in effect indefinitely or until revised. a living will doesnt dictate what will happen to the clients valuables; this is the scope of a regular will.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: knowledgereference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 92.