Political Issues and Abuse of Power in Healthcare

Even though do not resuscitate (DNR) is a healthcare issue, it can be treated as a political matter, just like abortion, since different political groups have different opinions about it. All states accept DNR orders; but it is guided by different laws in different states. For instance, a DNR order can only be valid in Texas if there are signatures of two witnesses or a notary public who were there when the patient was signing the document (Texas.gov, n.d). On the other hand, only the signature of the patient and physician is required in California (California Emergency Medical Services Authority.

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