Is a DNR Order the same as a living will, health care power of attorney, or other advance directive?

No. Advance directives such as a Living Will or Health Care Power Of Attorney are directions written by an individual about his or her health care wishes. A DNR Order is an order written by the patient's physician. A DNR Order may be based on an advanced directive, if the patient has a written one. But a patient who has not written an advanced directive may still have a DNR Order.

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1. What is a DNR Order?
2. Where can a DNR Order be obtained?
3. Where can the DNR Order be used?
4. What care will ems offer to a patient with a DNR Order?
5. What are the patient’s rights in obtaining a DNR Order?
6. Who is involved in completing a DNR Order?
7. Is a DNR Order the same as a living will, health care power of attorney, or other advance directive?
8. What should the patient, family, or friends do if someone wants to call Emergency Medical Services (EMS)?
9. Where can I get additional information about DNR Orders?