A legal document, stating your medical wishes, in case you are in a position where you cannot communicate them yourself. If you lose the ability to communicate for yourself as a result of injury, illness or any other medical condition, then your advanced healthcare directive comes into effect.
What is it?
Why do you want one?
- To detail which medical procedures you consent to in various scenarios
- Allows you to appoint a medical proxy to make decisions for you, if you cannot. This person is normally your partner or a close family member
- Allows you to be specific about interventions, treatments, end of life choices, infection control, pain management and palliative care.
Do you need it?
Yes, illness can strike anyone at any time. Everyone should have an advanced healthcare directive if they want a say in how they would like to be treated in this situation or if they want a partner or family member to speak on their behalf. It’s particularly valuable for the families of patients with advanced dementia, in a permanent vegatative state or suffering from a terminal illness.
How much does it cost?
We offer all our clients free advanced healthcare directives and will assist you with it.