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1Unit 4 Assignment By: Jessica FriedelPurdue Global University Case in Point: Angela Carder &Case in Point: Terri Schiavo
2Advanced directives are legally binding statements that are created by a patient to make their wishes known about at the end-of-life issues. There are four types of advanced directives, such as, Living will, Power of attorney, DNR known as do not resuscitate, and Uniform Anatomical Gift Act known as the organ donations. A living will is a legal document that indicates that patients wants to be placed on life support, which is a life-prolonging machine. Legally, if a patient puts in their living will that they do not want to be put on life support than the healthcare professional must respect their wishes and not put them on life support. If they do,then the healthcare professional can get in legal trouble because a living will protect the patient’s wishes (Clara Caldwell Stanford, Valerie J. Connor, 2014).The second advanced directive is a DNR, known as do not resuscitate. DNR is where a patient does not want extreme measures taken to save their life during cardiac arrest. DNRs are usually recommended when a patient is terminally ill with only 6 months let to live, they would rather die naturally. The measures that cannot be taking if a DNR is in place includes CPR,