An appointed Medical Treatment Decision Maker can consent or refuse medical treatment on your behalf. To the extent possible, a Medical Treatment Decision Maker must aim to make the same decision you would have made for yourself based upon your preferences and values regarding treatment. Who you would trust to take on that role if and when needed is an important and personal decision.
In assisting your Medical Treatment Decision Maker/s and medical treatment providers, you may also wish to create an Advanced Care Directive to more specifically spell out what you would and would not want in terms of your medical treatment. Let me help walk you through the process and your options.