Louisiana law recognizes two types of advance directives: a Declaration Concerning Life-Sustaining Procedures (also known as a Living Will) and Power Of Attorney for Healthcare. You may also be familiar with a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order. It is important to understand the difference between a living will and a DNR order. A DNR declares your wishes not to be revived if you experience a cardiac arrest (your heart stops beating) or a respiratory arrest (you stop breathing). A living will covers all types of life-sustaining treatments and procedures after you develop a terminal and irreversible condition.