Making Medical Decisions for Another Person
The American Bar Association has a 2009 publication entitled Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else: A How-To Guide
It is available here as a pdf file
What Is It Like to Be a Health Care Proxy?
What Should You Do While There Is Still Time?
Understanding the Patient?s Wishes and Values
Steps to Follow in Making Medical Decisions
Working Within the Health Care System
Resolving Disputes and Getting Help
Situations Often Faced by Proxies, including hospice, DNR orders, nutrition/hydration
The Proxy Quiz-A Tool for Better Understanding