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Kaylen Tatum Medical Law & Bioethics Unit 4 Assignment Unit 4 Assignment 1. Advance directives are legally binding statements created by a patient to help that person make wishes known about end-of-life issues. - (DNR) orders: do not resuscitate order, informs healthcare professionals that a patient does not want extreme measures taken to save his or her life during cardiac arrest. - Living will : is a legal document that indicates whether a patient wants to be placed on life-prolonging machines (also known as life support) should he or she be unable to communicate personal preferences. - Power of Attorney : is a written document that legally allows someone to make decisions on your behalf, financial or health-related. - Uniform Anatomical Gift Act: passed in 1968, allows anyone 18 years of age or older to donate body parts for the purpose of transplantation after his or her death.
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