A Simple Gift for Yourself and Your Family

One of the most loving gifts you can give to yourself, and to your friends and family, is to prepare or update your Health Care Proxy (Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care). For Christian Scientists, this is so very important because it allows you to determine your choice of care if you are not able to speak for yourself.

Whether you consider it a holiday gift to yourself or your family, or a New Year’s resolution, now is the time to follow through on executing a Health Care Proxy for yourself. And it is really a simple process. Here are the 4 Simple Steps.

If you don’t have a Health Care Proxy, here is a great place to start. Do You Have a Health Care Proxy?


In this audio clip with Alison Alioto, Christian Science Nursing Administrator, talks about the importance of Health Care Proxies. (Note: the interview with Alison was conducted in 2012 when she was the Director of the BA’s Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service.)

Click here for a sample Health Care Proxy for Massachusetts which includes language that Christian Scientists might want to use.  We also include information on how to find samples for your state.

Let me know if I can answer any questions about Health Care Proxies. You can use the comment section below or reach me directly at jtoler@chbenevolent.org or 617-975-2524 (my direct number).







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