Well, I'll tell you what I know, and find the answers to the rest. I've only been in med records a short time, as I was granted a disabiity accommodation, and my assignment changed from nursing to admin, due to service connected disabilities.
First, the disclaimer...... I cannot and will not circumvent any VA procedures, or policies. I'll be happy to post or send information that is normally available to any Veteran.
Assistance with advance directives, or living wills, or power of attorney, is available from any VA, or any County Veterans Service Officer. I have seen family members overturn a Veterans' advance directives, with little or no consideration for any quality of life consideration.
MY OPINION......and what I have done........ appoint a power of attorney for health care who is NOT a family member, and is NOT mentioned in your will. That power is rarely overturned.
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