thank you for starting this discussion, dr. copeland. i just got my advance care directive done to save my family from the stress of figuring out my last wishes. i’m just a regular citizen with no expertise in the law or medicine, but what i have been old is US courts are good about trying to interpret the written wishes of individuals. everyone’s situation is different. if you think a shorter form will fit your situation better, here is a free site i found with advance directives for all 50 states. http://www.paperwell.com/contracts/living-will good luck and god bless all!