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Unformatted text preview: has been informed of their right to have an advance directive. I believe “The Patient Self Determination Act” is the best thing to have in patients records. Having this document lets doctors and other healthcare professionals taking care of someone know what their wishes are in certain situations such as medical emergencies. I believe 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 done in their situation. This will also let the facility/healthcare professional know if the patient is an organ or tissue donor. Patients now have a right to decide how they want to be treated and what they want done to them in medical emergency situations....
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- Spring '11
- Health care provider, Health care proxy, Brandy Barnett