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How To Maximize A Stay In A Hospital

Consider Health Care Power of Attorney and Other Advance Directives

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A Health Care Power of AttorneyLiving Wills and other Advance Directives provide a method for telling doctors and other medical personnel what treatments you do or do not want in case you become unable to speak for yourself.

Everyone should have a Living Will and should consider appointing a person to act for you (a "proxy") by having a Healthcare Power Of Attorney. What you put in the documents, or instruct the person who will act as your proxy, is up to you. These documents help assure that what you want is what happens.

Be sure the hospital has a copy of your Living Will, Health Care Proxy and/or Do Not Resuscitate Order if you have these documents.


Written with:

Herbert Spiers, Ph.D.

New York, NY

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