With advances in medical technology, open and frank discussions with family members regarding end-of-life preferences have become increasingly important, but these discussions do not always take place. A Living Will, however, ensures that a person’s attitudes toward life-prolonging technology are known to family, friends, and attending or treating physicians should that person become incapacitated and have a terminal condition, end-stage condition, or is in a persistent vegetative state. A Living Will can remove any disagreements between family members about what decisions should be made at a time when emotions are already in crisis.