Durable medical power of attorney
Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)
Do Not Intubate (DNI)
We counsel and encourage patients to be aware of the importance of these advance directives to prevent confusion and psychological breakdown for their loved ones. You do not have to be sick or old to have an advance directives.
Living Will: This is a document that expresses a person's desires and preferences about medical treatment in case he or she becomes unable to communicate these instructions during terminal illness or permanent unconsciousness.
Health Care Proxy/Durable Medical Power Of Attorney: This is a person appointed and listed on a legal document (family member or friend) to legally make healthcare decisions on their behalf, based on the patient’s wishes when he or she is incapable of making their healthcare decisions stipulated in the proxy.
Do Not Resuscitate (DNR): This is a legal order written either in the hospital or on a legal form to withhold cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), in respect of the wishes of a patient in case their heart were to stop or they were to stop breathing. The DNR is usually requested by the patient or Healthcare Proxy.
Do Not Intubate (DNI): This is a legal order written in the hospital or on a legal form to administer CPR but no Intubation or advanced Life Support.