Your Healthcare Rights
LGBT people have a lot to think about when it comes to healthcare.
Don't forget one important area that is often overlooked - thinking about the extra documents we may have to put in place to protect our rights.
Health Care Proxies, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, Living Wills, Hospital Visitation Directives...these can make sure:
• that the person you choose makes medical decisions for you when necessary
• that your wishes will be clear and be honored for life-sustaining procedures
• that your loved ones will have the information they need to advocate for you
• that healthcare providers will allow your loved ones to visit you when you are in the hospital
What rights do you have to specify your healthcare needs and wishes? Can you put more in place to safeguard your rights? Review these resources and have a say in your healthcare!
Tools for Protecting Your Healthcare Wishes, from Lambda LegalHealthcare Rights and Transgender People