proxy directive

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proxy directive

(prok′sē)
A form of advanced directive that specifies the person or persons who have power of attorney to make health care decisions for the patient if he or she is no longer competent to make choices.
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If the patient does not have a court-appointed guardian and has a valid proxy directive, the proxy will be the patient's surrogate decision-maker as established by the directive.
These are both instruction directives, which provide detailed information and anticipate various scenarios, as well as proxy directives, which name an individual who should make medical care decisions.
The durable power of attorney for health care is a form of proxy directive.
Proxy directives by adolescents are certainly rare, but could be important if a given adolescent has disputing parents and trusts one parent more than the other.
Proxy directive (Power of Attorney): written document that legally appoints someone to make decisions regarding property, financial affairs and/or personal care.