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Living wills and health care powers of attorney are essential documents for anyone who wants to put their health care wishes in writing. However, these health care directives may not be immediately available in an emergency. You may want to also make a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order because it will be more easily apparent to emergency response teams. Some states are supplementing or replacing DNR orders with a similar form, often known as a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form. This article discusses both documents.
(BPT) – Imagine you are in an accident or a sudden illness leaves you unable to speak for yourself. Your loved one or caregiver may be faced with a difficult decision about whether to continue life-saving measures. How does that person know what to do?
Discuss, decide and document. These are three important steps to take to ensure your future care preferences are known and remove a burden from your family.
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