care proxy

care proxy

A form of advance medical directive (AMD), in which the person designates another person to make medical decisions on his/her behalf in the event that he/she becomes too incapacitated to make such decisions.

care proxy

Power of attorney for health-care decision-making Choice in care/dying A form of advance medical directive–AMD, in which the person designates another to make medical decisions in the event that he/she becomes too incapacitated to make such decisions. See Advance medical directives, Living will.
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12,21) In any jurisdiction a person who has the requisite capacity should be allowed to execute a health care proxy or give an advance directive.
Second, the health care proxy who is named now can make whatever medical decisions the patient would make if he or she were able.
Recently, the term "advance directives" has become synonymous with the health care proxy document--a form available in most health care settings in which individuals can state future medical treatment preferences and name a surrogate or proxy to carry out those decisions in the event of incapacity.
Michael explicitly claimed that governmental assistance was necessary and appropriate to carry out Terri's wishes, notwithstanding that she had never completed an advance directive or appointed any health care proxy to act on her behalf if she became incompetent.
Sam Halpern, executive vice president of Insuractive, a broker that works with numerous travel insurance companies, advises that your right to make decisions about one another's medical care will depend on whether you and your partner have health care proxy and power-of-attorney documentation.
A possible alternative is a health care proxy, in which patients appoint someone to make decisions on their behalf if they can't make the decisions themselves, she said.
A possible alternative is a health care proxy, in which patients appoint a certain person to make decisions on their behalf if they can't make the decisions themselves.
With a current will, a durable power of attorney, and a health care proxy, you can determine who you would like to receive your assets--and who can stand in for you to make decisions if that should ever be necessary.
In most states you can use a durable power of attorney for health care/health care proxy to appoint someone you trust to make medical decisions for you.
ISSUE: Does a health care proxy authorize an agent to commit a patient to a Mental Hospital?
As shown in Bartling the ethicists and courts primarily consider the patient's autonomous choice or, if that's not available, the substituted judgment of the health care proxy or family.