HCR 210 CheckPoint 1 - records as well. Because to the PSDA...

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CheckPoint: Patient Self-Determination Act CheckPoint: Patient Self-Determination Act HCR 210 CheckPoint: Patient Self-Determination Act The Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) is a law that went into effect in 1990 that requires providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, hospice programs, home health agencies, and HMO’s, to provide patients certain information about their rights under state laws governing advance directives, including: 1) the right to participate in and direct their own healthcare decisions; 2) the right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment; 3) the right to prepare an advance directive; 4) information on the provider’s policies that govern the utilization of these rights ("Ascension Health", 2012). Once the patient has been handed this form they are in turn are required to sign it stating that they were presented the form concerning their rights. The Patient Self-Determination Act is not only beneficial to all patients but patient medical
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Unformatted text preview: records as well. Because to the PSDA patients and medical providers will both be made aware of the patient’s wishes should unforeseen life threatening circumstances arise so that any last wishes can be fulfilled. For example a medical professional would be able to know in if a patient who has passes away in an untimely death will want to donate organs or if the patient is considered to be a Do Not Resuscitate(DNR). As a response to the legislation records management procedures should change. Patients should have the ability to choose how they are treated in the case of an emergence as well as have the right to final say in what will happen to his or her body should they pass away. Reference Ascension Health. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.ascensionhealth.org/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=188&Itemid=172...
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2012 for the course HCR 210 210 taught by Professor Dont know during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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