by Anthony Derwent
What is a medical power
The medical power
of attorney is a legal instrument that allows you to choose a person who will make medical
decisions for you in case you are unable to make them yourself. Such a person is your legal
representative tasked with making healthcare decisions for you in the event of your
medical decisions are you talking about?
The medical power
of attorney will allow you to have a person to make all the medical decisions you allow. However,
you retain the ability to limit the kind of decisions that such a person can make on your behalf.
For instance, you may withhold their ability to decide that you be put on life support in case
there’s no hope of recovery. Some of the decisions that you may empower them to undertake on your
behalf include their mandate to decide for you in the event of nursing care, psychiatric treatment,
organ donation, and home healthcare.
Medical Attorney Differ from a Living Will?
A living will is
different from the medical power attorney. First, another person is allowed to make decisions for
you in the case of medical power of attorney whereas a living will is a document containing
decisions that you made yourself. A living will tells the doctor expressly not to put you on a live
support machine in case there’s no hope of recovery, for example. It is your decision made when you
were in perfect body and mental health. A medical power of attorney gives another person the power
to make such decision for you. A living will helps you decide on health issues that you can
predict. A medical power of attorney gives another person the mandate to decide for you in the
future because you may not predict the fate of your health.
need both a living will and a medical power of attorney?
sound different, you need both of them. This is because the decisions you make in a living will
should be implemented by the person you name in the medical power of attorney.
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