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Answered By: BethMarie Gooding
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016     Views: 72

Begin by defining what "power of attorney" means.

Because you are wanting this term to function in a medical context, you might begin by searching a medical dictionary (in addition to or instead of a legal dictionary).

  • Try Credo Reference for online dictionaries in both areas.
  • If a definition of "power of attorney" in a health care context does not answer what you need/want, you can also try searching our databases for articles that treat the issue in a more in-depth level.
  • Try some of our health care databases:
    • Health Sciences and Nursing via ProQuest
    • CINAHL
    • Your search should be nouns that you want to see in the title of the articles. Try combinations like:
      • "power of attorney" and "patient rights" or "patient information"
      • "release medical information" and "power of attorney"
      • "medical assistant" and "power of attorney"
      • "health care" and "power of attorney"