durable power of attorney (enduring power of attorney)

What is durable power of attorney (enduring power of attorney)?

durable power of attorney (enduring power of attorney) is A written legal document in which a person appoints another individual to act as his/her agent for the purposes of health care decision-making in the event that he/she is unable or unwilling to make such decisions.

 

source: A GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE AND SERVICES FOR OLDER PERSONS. World Health Organization, 2004.

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