Unformatted text preview: In order of a living will to be in effect two doctors must agree that the patient is near death. A power of attorney for health care gives the doctor of the patient’s choice the power to make health care decisions. Patients that are organ donors have given permission for physicians to donate their organs in the case of their death. Knowing if a patient is an organ donor is important because organs go straight to another patient. If the physicians do not know the patient is an organ donor the right steps needed to keep the organs alive may not be taken. This act has made managing patient records important. Keeping important documents like these in the front of a patient’s record is important so that anyone who is looking at the records can see it. These documents make updating patients records important....
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- Spring '11
- Physician, Health care provider, Health care proxy