Health care agent & health care proxy

A health care agent or health care proxy is someone you authorize to make medical decisions on your behalf. If you're unable to speak or act for yourself, this trusted person advocates for your medical decisions, wellbeing, and type of medical care. In other words, this is someone who will follow your wishes outlined in your living will or advance directive, and it's an important part of planning for uncertainty.

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How to Choose a Good Health Care Proxy (Agent)

By Brian Leosz, BS in Business Administration and Management