This is an acronym for a Power of Attorney Health Care.  A person has a right to choose another person to represent them in health care decisions.

Choosing this person is an important decision for you or your people, especially as they lose clarity in thought and or decline in their health condition.

Now is the time to ask the person (parent/sibling/children/friend/etc) what their wishes are in health care.  Do they want to have CPR, mechanical ventilation, artificial feedings or aggressive treatments for a terminal condition.

Asking a Social Worker, Nurse, Physician or a lawyer how to begin this process will be a good place to start the process.

Pending ideas:  Five Wishes, Advanced Directive, Living Will

About jackiebates

Experience: Registered Nurse 31 years Hospice Nurse 6 years Certified Hospice Palliative Nurse 4 years Caring for the dying is a passion that continues to grow and motivate me in life. Their intimate situations has allowed me a unique opportunity to help facilitate what others and I can learn about real life. Please teach me, challenge me and help me help others. All material written is copywritten 2011
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