Advance Statement


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A statement made by an adult at a time when he/she has the capacity to decide for himself/herself about the treatments he/she wishes to accept or refuse, in circumstances in the future when he/she is no longer able to make decisions or communicate his/her preferences
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The health professional had taken the time to read my advance statement and learned of my affection for music and, in particular, this piece of music.
sanity "I'd urge those who have been treated for mental health to prepare an advance statement but to do it in conjunction when become with their health professionals and their 'named person' - a carer, friend or family member - to ensure it's as constructive as possible.
A typology of advance statements in mental health care.
A High Court judge has suggested that people should be compelled to make "living wills" - advance statements of wishes in the event of serious incapacitating illness.