Health Care Power of Attorney

A health care power of attorney and a living will are legal documents that provide you with options for expressing medical care preferences and instructions, should you become mentally incapacitated or otherwise unable to make or communicate decisions. Through a living will, you can state your medical care wishes while you're mentally able to do so, to avoid unwanted treatments and disputes between family members over your care. A health care power of attorney allows you to grant a trusted person, known as an agent, the authority to make medical and end-of-life care decisions on your behalf. This section provides articles and resources related to health care power of attorney and living will documents. For example, you'll find information on drafting a health care power of attorney, tips to help you choose a suitable agent, and sample health care directives that you can download.

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