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Well I give our young friend full marks for chutzpah, anyway..!

Positive: a well-exercised Medical POA will allow a nurse to verify information about a patient who may not be able to remember his or her own history and may struggle to understand what he or she is being asked. It also permits the nurse to discuss confidential medical information with the person who holds the MPOA, making it possible to reach decisions which everyone can be more certain are what the patient would want.

Negative: sometimes people with MPOA may ask a nurse to do something which the nurse does not believe is in the patient's best interests*. The nurse will rely on professional codes of conduct to refuse, and can also refer the difference of opinion to his or her line manager to avoid direct conflict with the person holding MPOA.

*I am not a nurse. Examples from social care of instructions from a MPOA which would give us headaches might include: applying creams without proper documentation and authorisations; "double-padding" - i.e. using continence care products inappropriately, which can increase the risk of skin breakdown and pressure sores; restraint of a client; coercing or tricking a client into taking medication. If an MPOA asks a worker or caregiver or HCA to do things like this, you refuse firmly but politely, explain (if you can get a word in edgeways), and report to your line manager.
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If there is NO power of attorney, the hospital has to do everything in its power to "save" the patient, even if they are terminally ill and suffering.

A good power of attorney informs themself about the patient's condition and works with the medical team for the best possible outcome. The patient, who has lost their ability to make their wishes known, has an effective and compasionate advocate

A negative consequence can be that the person who is POA is at odds with the rest of the family and uses the POA as a sledgehammer to enforce non-visitation, restricts access to knowledge of the patient's condition, lords it over their siblings that "mom likes me best". Tries to boss around medical team and reduces staff to tears with impossible demands and threats of legal action.
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Sorry, this isn't specific enough. Would love to answer but need more information.
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Reply to AlvaDeer
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Is the age right? Really need more info.

POA are not in effect until the principle is considered incompetent, unless an immediate one. So you need to read ur POA. So if your partner is competent he can handle his own affairs. Yours would only kick in if he was in a coma or something along those lines.

"How can a POA impact a nurses care". A Nurse in a hospital, rehab, NH or AL? Give an example what a Nurse (RN, LPN) would be doing that a POA would need to step in and question?
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Google POA powers and responsibility. Read what you find, apply it to medical professional situations to help answer your question.
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Are you doing this for a paper or research or something?

Do you want a positive example or a negative example or both?
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helen1234 Apr 25, 2021
yes this is for my research that I am struggling with. A positive and negative example would be most appreciated please.
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