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Holder of durable power of attorney spouse adult

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holder of durable power of attorney, spouse, adult children, parents, and adult brothers and sisters (Brock &Mastroianni, 2013). The situation in this case implies that the attorney who wrote the
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HEALTHCARE CASE ANALYSIS 3 living wills has the power to ensure that the wishes of the patient are followed since she/ he is first in priority before the spouse; the husband. 2. Advance directives Advance directives denote to different legal documents that can be used by a patient while competent to encode their future wishes in the event that they lack the ability to make decisions concerning their healthcare situation. In most states, the choice and meaning of such directives and their terminologies are determined by existing statutes. In most cases, an advance directive may combine the functions of durable power of attorney for healthcare in one state or a living will in another (Brock &Mastroianni, 2013). In the case presented, the 72-year-old-woman had given a living will that states that she should not be placed on an artificial life support machine. Imperatively, the document was made while she was conscious and envisaged the current condition. However, her next of kin, the husband, who is legally the surrogate decision-maker, has refused to follow the provisions of the living will that was drafted by an attorney and has all the legal powers. Imperatively, the husband’s contestation of the advance directives in the living will has created an ethical and legal dilemma and conflict between the healthcare provider, him and his adult children who feel that the directives should be honored. However, in this case, the
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