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If powers of attorneys 87 year old aunt have decided to

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If powers of attorneys for an 87 year old aunt have decided to withdraw alcohol from the aunt. She's an Alcoholic. With end stage cirrhosis of the liver.
Would this be considered elder abuse?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

I am not following. Are you saying they are acting against medical advice?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No medical advice has been given in that direction.
The 2 power of attorneys are nurses ( great nieces to my aunt) They have taken on the care idea that she would live longer without having alcohol.
Even though she had expressed that she no longer wants to live, especially after the death of her husband 4 years ago.She had wanted to die since the death of her husband 4 years.
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

I am not sure what you mean.

Is she mentally competent at this point in time in terms of making decisions about her care?

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