Suppose you have an accident, and lose consciousness. You need medical attention, but cannot consent to your own treatment. Who will consent on your behalf? The person you trust the most, or one appointed by law?
The person you trust the most, if you name him or her in The Pocket Power of Attorney for Personal Care, a small card that you carry with you at all times, even when you’re exercising.
On November 8, 2001, my father was walking home to keep an appointment, when he was struck by a municipal bus, and rushed to the hospital.
Thinking he was just late, my mother went to look. At the scene of the accident, she met a police officer who realized that she was Dad’s spouse, and drove her to the hospital. She called her three sons, and we all met inside a waiting room.
Soon, a doctor entered the room. We told him that Mom was Dad’s attorney for personal care. After describing the injury, the doctor asked her to consent to a treatment he wanted to give him. She consented.
But what if there been no appointment to keep? Mom would have never known that Dad had been injured, and the doctor would have never known that she was supposed to consent on his behalf.
Hence, The Pocket Power of Attorney for Personal Care.
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