I need someone to prepare a 3 page pamphlet that addresses end-of-life care decisions that would be suitable for distribution to patients, families, and helping professionals. This informational guide should be designed to help these individuals understand end-of-life care/decisions and the types of support that would be available to them.
Your pamphlet should explain common terminology, including:
Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)Orders
Comfort, or Palliative Care
Durable Power of Attorney
Be sure to include information on psychological aspects of death and dying and make considerations for having this pamphlet available to a culturally diverse audience.
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