What is a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directive a/k/a an Advance Directive?
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What is a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directive a/k/a an Advance Directive?

This is another "must have" highly recommended estate planning document. This document is in several parts, with one part setting forth your instructions on the withholding or withdrawing of certain medical treatment in the event there is no expectation of your recovery from a terminal illness or injury and you are unable to communicate your wishes on your own. Many times people choose to set forth their wishes that they do not want any "extraordinary" medical treatment if there is no chance of recovery from the injury or illness they are suffering from. Nevertheless, each of these directives are customized to your own individual views and wishes, and each person's document may differ. Another portion of this document appoints a health care agent to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to make them on your own due to incapacity or being unconscious.

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