I am seeking legal advice on this but my appointment is not for a couple of weeks so I thought I would ask on here if anybody knew about this.
As morbid as it may seem to me this is an important thing that I would like to make sure is taken care of should the need ever arise.
We are having our will updated and I want to include a specific Enduring power of attorney (EPA), Heath and care clause which would give the absolute right for somebody to authorize 2 things, non resuscitation which I think I can have in my will anyway but also the ability for somebody to say yes to turning off life support should it be deemed fit.
I have no idea on current medical law and I am unable to find a definable answer that you can assign the responsibility to make this decision (in conjunction with the doctor) outside of your family.
My Wife does not want or could make this decision so I think it is important that I have somebody that I trust implicitly to be able to make this decision should it need to be made.
Any views on this ??