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HS101 Medical Law and BioethicsPurdue University GlobalInstructor, Shantel AndersonStudent, Jennifer Rice05/11/2019Unit 4 Assignment
There are four types of advance directives listed in your text. Please list and describe them.DNR Order means a Do Not Resuscitate order that informs healthcare to take extrememeasures to save a patient.Living Will is a legal document which that a patient wants to beplaced on life support.Power of Attorney and Healthcare Proxy is a written document thatlegally allows someone to make decisions on the patient’s behalf.Uniform Anatomical Gift Actallows you to donate a part or parts of your body after death (18 years or older) for donations ortransferring into another person.Identify the type of advance directive Terri Schiavo could have used to avoid the legalbattles surrounding the end of her life.Terri should have made a will or made her husband a Power of Attorney and HealthcareProxy.
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