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Unformatted text preview: Some of the common Advance Directives are: Do Not Resuscitate (DNR): This order states that if a person suffers from cardiac or respiratory arrest that they do not want CPR use to resuscitate them. Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care : If a patient was to become mentally incapacitated a appointed agent would be able to make legal and business decisions on the persons behalf. Health Care Proxy : This is a document that allows a patient to appoint another individual to make health care decisions if an individual is not capable of doing so on their own behalf. Living Will : A legal document that explains the medical treatment or life support treatments that an individual wants if they were to become terminally ill. Organ and Tissue Donation : This provides authorization for a hospital to remove organs and tissues to donate at the time of death....
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2010 for the course HCR 210 HCR 210 taught by Professor Johnston during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Fall '10