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An online glossary of legal terms from A to W

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders: What Are They and What's New?

People often worry about being revived when they are terminally ill and dying. Being revived can be painful and unwanted. If you are or become terminally ill, you should know about ?Do-Not-Resuscitate? or ?DNR? Orders.

"Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions" Form

A form you can print out and use to prepare your own Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions or "Medical Power of Attorney."

"Living Will" Form

A form you can print out and use to prepare your own Declaration Relating to Use of Life-Sustaining Procedures or "Living Will."

Protecting Elderly Iowans from Abuse

Elder abuse generally means the abuse, neglect or exploitation of people 60 years of age or older.

What is a "Durable Health Care Power of Attorney?"

A Durable Health Care Power of Attorney is a legal document. It authorizes a person to be your agent to make decisions about your health care if you are not able to make decisions for yourself.

What Is a Living Will?

A living will is a written document authorizing health care providers to withhold or withdraw life sustaining procedures in certain cases. A life-sustaining procedure is any medical procedure, treatment or intervention which utilizes mechanical or artificial means to sustain, restore, or supplant a spontaneous vital function, and which serves only to prolong the dying process.

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