Advance directive and their purpose in the healthcare field.
Ronelle Sinanan March 26, 2019
Discussing Advance Directive and their purpose in the Healthcare Field 8
Discussing Advance Directive and their purpose in the Healthcare Field
Advance directive policies may different from one state to another. Drafting a proper advance directive form may require assistance from your personal physician and an attorney. Advance directives are important documents that should be included with everyone’s personal medical records.
Advance care planning is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own healthcare decisions. Even if you are not sick now, planning for health care in the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want, if you are unable to speak for yourself and doctors and family members are making the decisions for you.
Many Americans will face questions about medical treatment and advanced directives but may not be capable of making those decisions, for example, in an emergency or at the end of life situation, understanding which advance care suits you. Begin planning and putting things in place because it involves learning the different types which are available and which decisions that may need to be made, considering those decisions ahead of time, and then letting others know about your preferences.
An advance directive also allows you to express your values and desires related to end-of-life care. You might think of it as a living document—one that you can adjust as your situation changes because of new information or a change in your health. Sometimes decisions must be made about the use of emergency treatments to keep you alive. Doctors can use several artificial or mechanical ways to try to do this. Such as CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), Ventilator use, Artificial nutrition (tube feeding) and artificial hydration (IV, or intravenous, fluids) and Comfort care. Individuals should talk with their doctor about their current health conditions may influence your health in the future. For s...