Tag Archives: Capacity

What would happen if there is no power of attorney?

If sometime later you become unwell and no longer able to make or remember decisions – you no longer have capacity. If you are too unwell to make or communicate your decisions the medical and respiratory team will try to make the best decisions about your care at that time. Healthcare professionals have a duty […]

Power of attorney – Why do you need a power of attorney?

Some people continue to make their own decisions right up to the final days. This is known as Capacity. Capacity means that you can act on and make your own decisions. Capacity means that you understand decisions, their implications and retain the memory of the decisions. You should always be asked about your care if […]