health care proxy


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health care proxy

n.
A legal document in which the signer designates another person to make decisions regarding the signer's health care if the signer becomes incapable of making such decisions.

health care proxy

Etymology: AS, haelth + ME, caru, sorrow; L, procuratio, a deputy
a person designated to make health care decisions for a patient who has become incapacitated.

health care proxy

End-of-life A power of attorney for health-care decision-making in which a person designates another to make medical decisions in the event that he/she becomes too incapacitated to make such decisions. See Advance medical directive, Living will.

health care prox·y

(helth kār proks'ē)
Printed form used legally to allow another person to make health care decisions for a patient when the patient is unable or no longer able to make such decisions personally.
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2d Dep't 1995) (finding that appointment of guardian for an allegedly incapacitated person who had previously executed a power of attorney, last will and testament, health care proxy, and living will was not needed because prior estate planning "obviated the need for a guardian" (quoting In re Maher, 207 A.
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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.
Health care proxy - This is available in all states and Washington, DC.
Knowledge of the Health Care Proxy form was assessed through a seven-item test, in which the higher score indicated a greater knowledge about the form.
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.
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She said less than half the time, she finds patients who don't have a health care proxy designated or a listing of what they want at the end of life.
The conversations between doctor and patient would include such topics as living wills, making a close relative or a trusted friend a health care proxy, learning about hospice as an option for the terminally ill, and information about pain medications for people suffering chronic discomfort.
Health care providers recommend developing a health care proxy and an advance directive while relatives are still healthy enough to be able to make good decisions.
They appointed a health care proxy and signed an advance directive outlining their wishes should they be unable to express them because of illness or accident.

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