Overnight, the registered nurse is busy with several clients. He fails to complete proper assessment when Jasmine complains of feeling unwell. Eventually the on-call medic is alerted and Jasmine is taken to intensive care for monitoring. Jasmine's partner is called and asked whether he is a power of attorney (POA) for Jasmine as she is deteriorating.
In what circumstances might a POA be used and what authority might they have?
Power of attorney is a legal authority given to an individual by a principal who is not in position to make decisions. This... View the full answer