HCR 210 week 1 checkpoint

HCR 210 week 1 checkpoint - their wishes are in certain...

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HCR 210 Patient Self-Determination Act By Jontovia Watson The Patient Self Determination Act (PSDA) came into effect in 1990. This act requires patients to be provided with information about their right to make advance health care decisions and be given information about state laws that impact legal choices in making health care decisions on their behalf. The Patient Self Determination Act requires any health care facility to notify patients who are 18 or older of their right to have an advance directive placed in their record. Facilities must inform patients in written form of state laws regarding advance directives. A directive notification form is signed by the patient in advance to document that the patient has been notified of their right to have an advance directive. The Patient Self Determination Act I believe is one of the most important documents to have in patients records. Having this document lets Doctor’s and other professionals taking care of a patient know what
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Unformatted text preview: their wishes are in certain situations. The research that I have read shows that records management procedures have had to change things in order to respond to this legislation. All patients must now have a signed advance directive placed in their chart. With this document health care professionals will know exactly what the patient wants to be done in their situation. They will also know if they are an organ or tissue donor. Patients now have a right to decide how they want to be treated and what they want to be done to them in the situations of medical emergency. Patient rights include but are not limited to the following: • Do not resuscitate order/DNR • Durable power of attorney for healthcare • Living will It is the patients right under the PSDA act to have this information kept in their medical records....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course HCR 220 taught by Professor Cvibanez during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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