care proxy

(redirected from power of attorney for health-care decision-making)

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.