3. Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) is an order that informs healthcare professional to not perform extreme measures to save their life as in CPR and AED during cardiac arrest. “ Ethical complications surrounding DNR orders occur when a patient is brought into the hospital via ambulance and the attending emergency personnel are not aware that the patient has a DNR order in his or her medical chart. Any attempts at resuscitation must be stopped once the DNR order is discovered. To
CASE IN POINT: TERRI SCHIAVO AND CASE IN POINT: ANGELA CARDER 3 continue with resuscitation efforts would violate a legal document as well as the patient’s personal wishes.” [ CITATION Jon14 \l 1033 ] 4. Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (Organ Donation) is a law that states anyone 18 years and older can donate their body parts or bodies for medical research or other patients after their death. B. Identify the type of advance directive Terri Schiavo could have used to avoid the legal battles surrounding the end of her life. If Terri would of have had a living will on file or selected an individual to be medical power of attorney as stated above, it would have prevented legal battles and emotional estate or toll on her family in regards to her current measures and health condition and her wishes she wanted for her end-of-life decisions. C. Explain the difference between withholding and withdrawing treatment. Which method was used to end Terri Schiavo’s life?
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- Terri Schiavo, Health care proxy, Advance health care directive, Angela Carder