What a written Advance Decision should include
It is advisable to include as much detail as possible in an Advance Decision. If you wish to refuse treatment that will keep you alive, your Advance Decision should include the following information:
- Your personal details, including your name, date of birth, home address and anything that helps identify you. This is because healthcare professionals might need to identify you if you are not able to wake up.
- The name and address of your GP and whether they have a copy of your Advance Decision. Talk to your GP to make sure it says in your medical notes that you have written an Advance Decision.
- A statement that says the document should be used if you are unable to make decisions about your treatment.
- The date the document was written or the date it was reviewed or updated.