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1

List the different types of Advance Directives

1. Living will
2. Medical or Health Care Power of Attorney (POA)
3. DNR

2

Define The Living Will

Written statement that expresses your wishes about medical treatment that would delay death from a terminal condition

3

Who does a Living Will apply to?

1. Vegetative state
2. Irreversible coma
3. Unable to communicate

4

Define The Medical Power of Attorney (MPOA)

A document lets you choose another person ("agent") to make HC decisions if you can no longer make those decisions for yourself

5

What do you do if the patient CAN'T make or communicate their health care treatment?

Check their Advance Directive (AD) document
Also can be called:
1. Living will
2. Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA)
3. Medical Power of Attorney (MPOA)
4. Durable Power of Attorney-Health Care (DPA-HC)

6

Do all durable Power of Attorney documents cover health care decisions?

No

7

What if the patient does not have an advance directive?

Clinician will need to identify and select a surrogate medical decision-maker

8

Who CANT/SHOULDN'T be a surrogate?

1. Treating HC provider
2. Employee of treating HC provider (unless related to pt)
3. Owner, operator, administrator of pt's HC facility (unless related to pt)
4. Employee of " "

9

What is The Conversation Project?

Begun in 2010 and is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care

10

When should you review advanced care planning documents?

Upon ANY change in condition