You will be creating a living will for a patient and provide educational information as to why the patient should fill it out during the admission process before a procedure.
- Introduction: Explain the definition of a living will and its key components. This section will provide an educational overview of the document for the patient.
- Living Will Template: Create a living will that can serve as a template to the patients. This should cover the basic treatment issues such as resuscitation, feeding tubes, ventilation, organ and tissue donations, etc. Provide instructions in the template that can be easily altered, depending on each patient’s wishes.
- Summary: In this section, you will discuss the importance of this document and encourage patients to complete it. Address how this document ensures that a patient’s wishes are known and followed by the healthcare team.