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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.
- Fall '10