Ethical Dilemmas In Long Term Care Patients

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In the ideal world, all long term care setting populations/residents have drawn their advance healthcare directives. Subsequently, when the time comes and he or she is unable to make decision for him/her, the resident has identified an agent to make decision for him/her. With many years of working experience with the multi-level of care long term care residents, we encounter occasional difficulties to educate older adults to designate their healthcare agents. Once, resident admits to a nursing facility, in California, if a resident or family member wishes to complete or update an advance healthcare directive, we must involve OMBUSMAN. If the resident is incapable of make decision at that point, the next of kin usually steps in or the case
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