Psychology of Aging Weekly Notes
Psychology of Aging Weekly Notes 22392
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kenedy Ramos on Sunday April 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 22392 at Gonzaga University taught by Dr. Wolfe in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see Psychology of Aging in Psychlogy at Gonzaga University.
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Date Created: 04/03/16
Psychology of Aging Weekly Notes: Employment, Retirement, and Living Arrangement Making Decisions in Advance Advance Directives: a legal mechanism to tell health care providers the types of health care you wish to receive in the event you become unable to make decisions for yourself Often addressed on admission to hospitals Often indicate type of care you don’t want Generally keyed to the seriousness of the illness Living Will: one type of advance directive that becomes in effect in the event someone is diagnosed with a terminal illness Allows you to select types of treatments you want in certain medical conditions Does not allow you to select a substitute decision maker Durable Power of Attorney: another type of advance directive, becomes active any time you are unconscious or are unable to make decisions for yourself Can be more useful than living will because allows for more flexibility Requires the identification of a reliable and trustworthy person Do Not Resuscitate: legal document that gives EMS and hospitals permission NOT to perform CPR EMS will perform CPR without this document Must name the person, be signed by the person and the persons physician Will not provide comfort measures, generally signed during end stages of terminal illness
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