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LIVING WILL AND MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY VS. DNR AND IPOST ORDERS standard

A Living Will and Medical Power of Attorney can put you in control about the care and treatment you receive when your health deteriorates. That is why it is important to know what these documents are. A Living Will informs your health care provider that when you are in a terminally ill or permanently unconscious condition you do not want him or her to perform any life-sustaining procedures that would merely prolong the dying process. A Medical Power of Attorney applies any time you are, in the opinion of your physician, unable to make your own health care decisions. In these situations, an agent steps in and makes those decisions for you. The agent is someone that you designate in ...

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