DPOAHCDurable Power of Attorney for Health Care
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For almost 25 years, New Hampshire law has afforded competent adults the right to execute a durable power of attorney for health care document (also known as a DPOAHC, or an advance directive).
Clinic and other RNs are in a good position to begin dialog with patients and families about the need to create living wills, DPOAHCs, and do not resuscitate (DNR) orders.