Dr. Javette Orgain, a physician at VITAS Healthcare in Chicago, Dr. Jessica Zitter, featured in the documentary Extremis, and Ellen Goodman, founder of The Conversation Project, run down what you need to know about picking a health care proxy.
Dr. Orgain has experienced the hardship that can happen when a patient hasn’t named a proxy: “I’ve seen families argue over who should make the decisions and what those decisions should be.”
Not sure where to start? Download The Conversation Project’s Health Care Proxy Kit.
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