Medical Powers Of Attorney and Directives

Medical Powers of Attorney and Directives are essential documents to have completed in the event you are not able to make decisions regarding your medical treatment.

Medical Powers of Attorney: With a medical power of attorney you can select an individual you want to make decisions regarding your medical treatment. This individual will be empowered to make decisions such as whether to allow surgery or other invasive procedures. Another individual is typically appointed to act in the event the first individual named cannot act.

Medical Directives: In a medical directive you are giving instructions to your doctors as how you wish your medical treatment to be handled in the event you are diagnosed with a terminal condition. You can elect to have palliative, or comfort care, so that you can die peacefully, or you can direct the doctor to do all that is possible to save your life.

It is always wise to discuss your wishes with whoever you select to in your behalf in the medical power of attorney so that they know what your wishes are. For example, one who becomes the victim of a devastating stroke making it impossible for the individual to communicate with their doctor may want only comfort care so that they can die peacefully and avoid having a feeding tube, which would unnecessarily prolong life.

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