Medical Power of Attorney
The Medical Power of Attorney is an important legal document that appoints someone to speak on your behalf with regard to your health care in the case that you are unable to do so yourself.
The advance directive is a form that allows you to direct physicians to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment. It comes into play when you have an irreversible or incurable condition. The advance directive will tell doctors and those close to you what you wish to be done should you need life-sustaining treatment.