Hi, my name is Dr. Alexander Salerno and I’m going to talk to you today about end of life and health care proxy.
What is the healthcare proxy you ask? That’s a person that you designate to make healthcare decisions when or if the time comes that you can’t. These decisions can include whether or not to have surgery, medical testing, medical care and even end-of-life care.
Why do you need a healthcare proxy? Well the old adage too many chefs in the kitchen comes to mind. When it comes to making decisions regarding your health it’s important that you designate a family member or friend to speak on your behalf.
It’s never easy to discuss about your end-of-life, but nevertheless it’s an important conversation you need to have with your loved ones again. Again, ask the questions, make the choices and remember knowledge is power.