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The Importance of a Comprehensive Medical Power of Attorney
If you are injured in an accident, having surgery, or develop a condition that makes it impossible for you to make your own decisions, then a representative you choose can make decisions on your behalf. When you appoint a medical power of......
10 Facts Everyone Should Know about Living Wills
It is not fun to think about, but do you know what you would want to happen if you were in an accident or became so ill you could not make decisions for yourself? And more importantly, do others know your wishes? A living will—also called an......
What Doctors Put in Their Own Advance Directives
It is no secret that doctors are prone to providing highly intense medical care right up until a patient’s last breath. The past decades have seen large advances in biomedicine that have greatly improved our ability to extend people’s lives.......
Why You Need a Living Will
A living will is a legal document that enables an individual to detail, in writing, exactly what their wishes are regarding life-prolonging medical treatments. A living will clarifies to attending medical professionals exactly what type of......
Medical Power of Attorney for a Child
It is a common practice for people to make arrangements and plan for the eventuality of becoming sick or incapacitated to the point where they cannot make medical decisions for themselves. In this case, individuals create a medical power of......
4 Different Types of Healthcare Directives
Healthcare directives are utilized by individuals to inform medical professionals how important decisions are to be made when the individual is unable to communicate those decisions themselves. Healthcare directives enable people to......
Setting Up Advance Directives
An advance directive explains your wishes in the event that you can no longer make decisions yourself due to incapacity or illness. Similar to a medical power of attorney or a living will, advance directives are designed to give guidance to......
Living Will vs. Medical Power of Attorney
Perhaps one of the most important things an individual can do is properly plan for situations that may involve end of life or critical medical care decisions. Many times, people are not properly prepared, and when the situation arises where......
The Medical Power of Attorney
A medical power of attorney is a legal instrument that allows an individual to appoint an agent to act on their behalf in regard to making healthcare decisions should that person become unable to make decisions for themselves. A medical power......