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The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Writes About Differences Between POLST, DNR, And Healthcare Power of Attorney.

Shannon Pawley, The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, helps readers understand importance of placing DNR orders where EMTs can see them.

DECATUR, GA, April ••, 2024: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on the law firm’s website entitled “EMTs Know Differences Between Healthcare Power of Attorney, DNR, And POLST,” in which Ms. Pawley clearly wants to ensure readers know their DNR wishes are followed.

Pawley writes, “You’ve done all the right things at the right times. You created an estate plan and have an advanced directive which names a Healthcare Power of Attorney.” She goes on to add, “Due to a diagnosis of a critical illness, you decided to sign a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order, and had your doctor sign off on an out of hospital DNR, also known as a Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST). But now,” she writes, “you may be wondering what would happen in an emergency if you lost consciousness or the ability to speak and you were alone at home.  Would an emergency medical technician (EMT) know how to proceed to ensure your wishes are followed? The basic answer is yes if you have your out of hospital DNR in a visible place where EMTs can see it.”

Pawley goes on explain, “In an emergency, if 911 is called to attend to a person who has collapsed, emergency medical services (EMS) will check for an out-of-hospital DNR order with original signatures. They will also check to see if the person is wearing an out-of-hospital DNR bracelet or necklace.” She adds, “This gives the EMS providers permission not to perform CPR. Without an out-of-hospital DNR order or POLST, emergency crews must perform CPR. This is the law in all communities.”

The entire blog can be read by CLICKING HERE

About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm

The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Shannon Pawley has grown her law practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.

About Shannon M. Pawley, J.D., LL.M

As the owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, Shannon M. Pawley and her entire team share a passion which focuses on being able to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. In our firm, WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability.  We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace. Born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia to a tightknit family with strong military service roots, Shannon learned from an early age the value of hard work and the importance of social awareness to ensure you always leave a situation in a better place than how you entered it.  In her junior year of high school, Shannon served as U.S. House of Representatives Page during the 101st United States Congressional Session in Washington, D.C.  This experience exposed her to numerous new cultures and worldly issues.  Walking away from her experience as a U.S. House of Representative Page, Shannon knew that she wanted to pursue legal studies and be able to assist others in obtaining the best results available in difficult situations.

Shannon earned her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College and pursued a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law.  After obtaining her law degree and becoming a licensed attorney in Michigan, she continued her educational pursuit by acquiring a LL.M. (Master of Law) in Taxation from Wayne State University. After moving to Georgia in 2018, Shannon obtained her Georgia law license and has enjoyed being able to pursue her desire of ensuring persons are able to age with dignity, grace and independence.


Looking to find an experienced estate lawyer in the Georgia area who is skilled in asset protection and estate plan preparation? Shannon Pawley is an attorney in Georgia with expertise in estate planning and asset protection. Shannon can provide assistance with creating an estate plan to include making a will and how to establish a trust properly. If you have questions about asset protection or questions about making an estate plan, reach out to Shannon and she will be glad to help answer all the estate planning questions you might have!

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