Personal Statement On Health Care Proxy Essay

1051 Words Apr 15th, 2016 null Page
Five wishes is a legal document that states exactly how you want to be cared for in the event that you become incapable of doing so yourself. According to Friends of Hospice (2014), “Some people refer to it as an ‘advanced directive’ because when you complete Five Wishes you give direction to your doctor and family, in advance, on how you want to be treated.” The Five wish Living Will document is becoming increasingly used today.
Wish one includes the person that you choose to be your Health Care Proxy. Your proxy will make decisions when you are unable to make them for yourself. Lawyers refer to this as the “durable power” of attorney for health care (Friends of Hospice, 2014). I would appoint my sister, Taylor Mills, as my heath care proxy. In the event that my primary health Care Proxy is incapable or enable of making decisions, my secondary Heath Care Proxy, Haley Mastranunzio, will take over the responsibilities. If I am incapable of making decisions for myself, I would like for my Heath Care Proxy to make my decisions, some including: decisions about my medical care or services, interpret any instructions I have in written form or have discussed with them privately, make decisions to request, take away, or discontinue medical treatments, have access to my medical records and personal files, sign my name for me when needed, and take any legal action necessary to carry out my wishes. I expect for my Heath Care Proxy to know and be well aware of all of my wishes and…

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