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When advanced directives aren’t allowed

When advance directives aren’t allowed


To: Ethics Advisory Board From: A nurse seeking clarity Subject: Navigating patients’ wishes for their care at end-of-life Recently I’ve observed some of my patients’ end-of-life advance directives not being followed by their designated surrogate decision-makers or members of the healthcare team. What’s the best approach for dealing with this situation? From: ANA Center for…

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