This is also known as a Living Will or a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. It is a crucially important document and is vital to your well being if you are ever hospitalized and are in a coma or temporarily unable to make a medical decision.
A PMDD lets you authorize, in advance,someone to make medical decisions for you if you can’t.
It is only valid if you are incapacitated. As long as you are conscious and coherent you are in complete charge of your medical treatment.
The powers in a PMDD can be broad or narrow. In this document you specify when to:
– Withhold or authorize medical procedures
– Withhold or give food and water
These are powers of life and death and should be carefully considered with your spouse and family and should reflect your religious beliefs. A competent estate planning attorney can lead you through this and tailor the document to meet your needs.
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