Patient Self-Determination Act

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Unformatted text preview: Patient Self-Determination Act Ashley Hogue HCR/210 May 6, 2011 Lyndsey Jacobs The effect of the Patient Self-Determination Act on health care delivery with the present day may not have such a big impact on records management procedures. However, when it was first introduced it may have been somewhat overwhelming. Think of the fact that they already have plenty of paper work for patients to fill out and now they have more added on top of that. When you go to a hospital now, its habit for you to be given those papers if you require them. When the act was first introduced everyone on staff at all medical facilities had to learn something new and take on the extra responsibility of getting the patient to fill out the necessary paper work. Take the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order for instance. Before the act, I assume it was required to either automatically perform CPR or not perform. With the act being required, it gives some patients the right to accept or decline CPR. An adult patient can also decide what kind of medical treatment the right to accept or decline CPR....
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