ElderCarelink Blog

The medical power of attorney: six things to consider

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
June 1st, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Depending on the state in which you reside, a Medical Power of Attorney (MPOA), Directive to Physicians, and the Out-of-Hospital “Do Not Resuscitate Order” are among the legal documents created to guide your health care decisions by your designated agent if you are unable to do so for yourself. When someone else is in charge of guiding your health care decisions–if you are medically unable to do so–it is best if you have done your homework years in advance–if you wish to protect your best interests down the road.

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