If you do not have a power of attorney for health care, your family and your doctors will make health care decisions for you. The doctor must ask your family and friends about what to do, in the following order:
You might disagree with the decision your family makes. Or, your family members may not be able to agree on how to handle your medical care. A power of attorney for health care gives you control over how decisions are made for you. The agent you choose will carry out your wishes.