Proper Charting For Advanced Directives

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The importance of advanced directives are covered from the definition to living wills,durable power of attorney and more.The AD is one of the single most important decision you will ever make in your lifetime so it needs to be understood that in case of a catastrophic injury your wishes or that of a loved one are met. Of significance is how nurses document this on the medical chart as important as it is to document the clients wishes it is just as important to know what NOT to put in the chart.The article covers the issue of heroic measures and DNR orders for resuscitation.

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