These are legal documents that require input from medical practitioners. Enduring powers of attorney make life very much easier if a person reaches a point where they are no longer capable of making decisions for themselves. Under an enduring power of attorney, they get to determine who makes decisions for them including decisions about personal care. They can even pick and choose which decisions they wish to leave in the hands of their chosen “attorney”. An enduring power of attorney can only be activated upon application to the courts.