and ventilator or to discontinue all life sustaining treatments and let her die

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and ventilator or to discontinue all life sustaining treatments and let her die a natural death (ANA, 2016). Because this person didn’t have an advanced directive or a living will, there were disagreements and the case ended up in the hands of the Supreme Court (ANA, 2016). They acknowledged that every state has the right to set standards but also helped set up the right to die guide for patients who would want those options instead of life sustaining treatment. Often nurses find themselves caring for patients who thought death or end of life decisions were in the
END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS3far future and didn’t make any plans or indications of wishes when it comes to resuscitation, feeding or preservation of life. “Loss of capacity is the key to the clinical and legal constitution of ACPs and in many countries, legislation has empowered patients to refuse treatment when they come to regard it as futile or intolerable” (Lund, Richardson, & May, 2015). Nursing association encourages nurses to be trained and know how to have those proactive conversations with their patients before a life changing event occurs. Transitioning a patient from curative medicine to palliative care is often difficult for families and some healthcare providers. Some see hospice as a failure or that the healthcare teamhas given up on the patient. A nurse’s role during this time would be educating the family and patient about what’s to come and the plan. Nurses act as an advocate for the patient and there are and work as a team for the best outcome for end of life (Lewis, 2013). Hospitals are now required to ask incoming patients about the self-determination act or if they have thought about what their preferences would be or about having an advanced directive. This police gives

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