Unformatted text preview: documentation of being informed of the right to have advance directives. I believe that the Patient Self-Determination Act is beneficial for patients and their medical record. Since it will be beneficial for patients, medical professionals, including doctors, will know what their patients’ wishes are when or if certain situations were to arise and so they can grant them their last desires. They will also know if patients wish to donate tissues or organs in the event of death. Records management procedures have needed to change as a response to the legislation. Patients will have the right to decide how to be treated and in case of emergency, they will have the advance and final say in what to do with their bodily form....
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- Spring '10
- Health care provider, Health care proxy, advance directives, Patient Self-Determination Act