Saturday, October 25, 2014
 
Patient Directives

Patient Directives (often called Advance Directives) are written statements in which a patient states his/her wishes regarding medical treatment choices, including naming someone to make these types of decisions should the patient become unable to do so. Advance Directives are used to ensure that a patient's preferences regarding medical care are followed. These directives might include Do Not Resuscitate orders (DNR), a living will, a durable power of attorney, and organ donation information.