What Is A Medical Power of Attorney?
A medical power of attorney is a document that enables you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions about your medical care in the event that you cannot make decisions on your own. This person is referred to as your healthcare proxy.
Advance directives give you the opportunity to make decisions about your medical care when you are no longer able to communicate. Advance directives will not be used if you still have the ability to express your own desires regarding care. For your protection, we suggest that advance directives be prepared with the assistance of an attorney.