Patient Self-Determination Act


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Patient Self-Determination Act

an act mandating that individuals enrolled in health care facilities are informed on admission in writing of their rights to formulate advance directives and to consent to or refuse treatment.

Patient Self-Determination Act

An act that requiring health professionals reimbursed by Medicare/Medicaid to inform Pts of their legal rights to refuse treatment and prepare advance directives. See Advance directive, DNR, Durable power of attorney, Living will, Right-to-die movement.

Patient Self-Determination Act

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PSDA

A 1991 act of the U.S. Congress that preserves individual rights to decisions related to personal survival. There are several methods for preserving autonomy: filing appropriate forms for durable power of attorney for health care, making a living will, or giving a directive to the physician.
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Preserving end-of-life autonomy: The Patient Self-Determination Act and the Uniform Health Care Decisions Act.
The Patient Self-Determination Act has significant provisions pertaining to obligations of certain health care providers, state agencies, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
The federal government has sought to propagate living wills through the Patient Self-Determination Act, (36) which essentially requires medical institutions to inform patients about advance directives.
Moving from the right to withhold or withdraw treatment to the federal Patient Self-Determination Act (PL 101-508) as part of the 1990 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act to double effect (pain medicine potentially hastening death) to PAS happened in less than 10 years.
December marks the third anniversary of the date when the provisions of the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) of 1991 were scheduled to be in force.
Implementation of the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) in a mixed model HMO illustrates the value of an OEC.
While all Medicare-participating health care facilities are required to inquire about and provide this information to patients under the Federal Patient Self-Determination Act, it is hard to imagine having a meaningful advance care planning conversation at the time of admission.
Clinical implications and analysis of the Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990.
The Patient Self-Determination Act "was enacted specifically because so few individuals complete advance directives and because `the living will, and its close relative, the durable power of attorney [were] counted as abject failures with respect to the protection of autonomy'.
2) The recent passage of the federal Patient Self-Determination Act signifies the government's recognition of the individual's right to accept or refuse medical treatment.
And some once quipped that the Patient Self-Determination Act was a bioethicists' full employment act .
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