Robin L. Fainsinger MBChB LMCC CCFP


Your Health Care Agent: How to Choose Someone

Even if your family is involved in helping you make medical treatment decisions, it is still important to choose one person to be your health care agent. If you want one family member to be able to make medical treatment decisions for you, appoint that person as your agent. Your family’s right to make decisions for you…

Advance Directive: What to Include

A living will and a medical power of attorney are types of advance directives. These forms describe the kinds of medical care you want to receive if you’re badly hurt or have a serious illness that keeps you from saying what you want. A medical power of attorney lets you name a person to be your health care agent. He or…

Living Will

A living will is a type of advance directive that documents your wishes about end-of-life medical treatment, including life support, if you become unable to speak for yourself. In most cases, a living will and durable power of attorney for health care, which names a health care agent, are completed at the same time…