A patient advocate should be someone whom you trust to make medical decisions when you are incapable of doing so. If, in the future, you have a condition or illness that is irreversible and you will not recover from an unconscious state and will eventually die, you can ask that extraordinary measures be withdrawn. Ideally, you want to choose someone who is calm under pressure and who will be assertive about your health care wishes if others argue against them.
The Patient Advocate is given the right to speak to your treaters and obtain your medical records once you are unable to.
If you want your organs donated, you can also express this in the Power of Attorney for Health Care.
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