HS 101 Unit 4 Assignment 1 Unit 4 Assignment Ami Newlun HS101 Medical Law and Bioethics Professor Ask August 26, 2019
HS 101 Unit 4 Assignment 2 An advance directive is a legally binding statement that the patient creates to help make their wishes known about their end-of-life care before it’s needed. (Cauldwell, Connor, 2014, p. 150) There are four types of advance directives; DNR Order, Living Will, Power of Attorney and Healthcare Proxy, and Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, which is also called Organ donation. The DNR Order informs healthcare professionals that a pa- tient does not wish to take extreme measures to save their life. This includes CPR and de- fibrillation. (Cauldwell, Connor, 2014, p. 151) This is recommended for terminally ill pa- tients with less than 6 months to live or those in advanced stages of life who would prefer to die peacefully and by natural causes. A Living Will is a legal document which a patient can use to indicate if they want to use life support if they are unable to communicate their preferences. (Cauld- well, Connor, 2014, p. 152) If a patient has it in their living will that they do not want life support, then legally they cannot be placed on any machines. If they are placed on life
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