Proper Charting For Advanced Directives

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This article covers the significance, importance and the proper documentation for having Advanced Directives. This is of great importance no matter what age you are. This article covers the way an advanced directive should be documented with concise clarity and what needs to be in the Advanced Directive as well as how to document the wishes of the client.Also covered are the differences between an Advanced Directive V.Durable Power of Attorney, what should be in the medical record and what should be left out. Advanced Directives are one of the most important decisions you will ever make during your lifetime so a good working knowledge is of the utmost importance in order to avoid confusion and legal battles either regarding yourself or the wishes of your loved ones.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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