Options for using the website
This website allows you to approach end of life issues in a number of ways, according to your existing knowledge and concerns. An Advance Decision is as important as a will. We recommend that you first browse the website so that you can think through the issues it raises for you and discuss them with your GP and those close to you.
Benefit of an Advance Decision
'Make a Living Will'
A quick route that enables you to create your own personalised Advance Statement of preferences and wishes and / or your Advance Decision to refuse treatments. This assumes you are familiar with the Advance Decision and Advance Statement. If you are not, please see the links below.
Create an Advance Statement of preferences and wishes
This section both provides information on Advance Statements and allows you to create your own personalised Advance Statement.
General and legal information on an Advance Decision
This section will allow you to understand the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the part of the law that deals with Advance Decisions, and the relationship between an Advance Decision and a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for Health and Welfare.
Create an Advance Decision to refuse treatment
Should you wish to refuse treatment, the law stipulates that you have to state the specific treatment and the circumstances in which the treatment should be refused. For this purpose, you will need to go to one or all of the different conditions listed below.
Help finding what you're looking for
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