Geriatric Medicine Book


Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

Aka: Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy
  1. See Also
    1. Advance Care Planning
    2. Advance Directive
    3. Provider's Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
    4. Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR)
    5. Living Will
    6. Medical Directive
    7. Advanced Directives in the Emergency Department
    8. Spiritual Assessment
  2. Definitions
    1. Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
      1. Person assigned as decision-making proxy
      2. Determined when patient cognitively intact
      3. Activated if patient becomes incapacitated
        1. Carries out patient's expressed wishes in this case

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