Do Not Resuscitate: What You Need to Know

The general public may not always understand or may be confused about Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders and their ramifications. The first and most important thing to know and understand is that a DNR is a legal medical order that must be signed by … Continued

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Advanced Directives: How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Life Legal was founded nearly thirty years ago and since that time, we have handled thousands of inquiries involving the denial of life-sustaining care. In the last few years, however, the number of these types of cases has skyrocketed. I am … Continued

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New Medical “CARE” and You

A New Type of Advance Directive Most of you remember the original “Living Will” that people were to sign stating their desired medical treatment and care. Very simple but potentially deadly. Now there is a new form Physician Orders for … Continued

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Be Prepared: Have an Advanced Directive for Health Care

All of you have heard of the case in Florida concerning Terri Schiavo, the young woman who was brain injured. She was not brain dead. She was aware of her surroundings, could feel pain and showed emotions. Her husband had taken most of the … Continued

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What is POLST?

Have you heard of the POLST document? If not, you will soon. It is fast becoming a very common document concerning end of life directives that many people are asked to complete before being admitted to an extended care facility and … Continued

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