1. Research durable power of attorney and living wills. You must use 3 – 4 references in your research. Keep up with your references because you will need to cite them in your paper.
2. Write a 3 – 4 page paper on living wills, what are they, and how state and federal guidelines affect documentation by healthcare providers. Your paper should also include the following:
a) The purpose and benefits of a living will
b) How a living will differs from a durable power of attorney for healthcare
c) Explain the “Patient Self-Determination Act” (PSDA)
d) Describe the laws that cover living wills in Virginia