Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com with another quick tip for families in intensive care.
Many families in intensive care come to us and they’re offering the position where the intensive care team wants to remove guardianship or medical power of attorney status from the families in intensive care, even though they have their mom, their dad, their spouses in intensive care. And clearly the intensive care team has an agenda that they don’t tell you about.
So why is this important? It’s very important that you have guardianship for your loved one when they’re in intensive care and unconscious and can’t make decisions for themselves from day one. That is really important because otherwise the intensive care team will claim at some point if you’re going against their treatment options that you’re not acting in quote unquote, the best interest of your loved one and the intensive care team then claims that they are acting in the best interest of your loved one, even though it often means they want to withdraw treatment and basically kill your loved one.
So how do you go about getting guardianship from day one and medical power of attorney status from day one if your loved one is in intensive care. Well, the best way to go about this, to have this documented way in advance, even before a critical situation like that happens. You’ve got to have documentation from day one that you are the medical power of attorney or the Guardian for your loved one when their intensive care. And you can do that even way before a critical situation like that occurs.
That’s my tip for today. This is Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com and I’ll talk to you in a few days.