Are you hunkered down with family? Is fear of the coronavirus keeping you socially distant? Is your family discussing how to handle the situation if one of you becomes sick?
Healthcare proxy forms are free at hospitals and physicians’ offices. The benefit of your attorney drafting a healthcare proxy is the counseling. In addition to the usual considerations (which can be more complicated than one might think) when completing a health care proxy form with advanced directives language, COVID-19 is likely creating additional concerns for many people.
Newer considerations you may have might be whether or not you want to be placed on a ventilator, or whether experimental procedures might sometimes be acceptable but not always.
Some people are apparently afraid to seek help at an emergency room when they need it because they fear the coronavirus. These choices may lead to the need for unforeseen urgent medical interventions. The concerns of family, friends, and faith may impact your choices. The appropriate choice of agent to represent your interests is all the more important at this point.
If you would like to discuss the details of your healthcare proxy, then contact the office here with “HCP” in the subject line. You’ll fill out a brief questionnaire and we’ll discuss your concerns by videoconference.