Advance Decision


Advance Decision

An Advance Decision is a decision made by a person refusing consent to the giving or continuing of certain medical treatment, such as:

  • Artificial nutrition;
  • CPR;
  • Ventilation; and
  • Antibiotics.

Also known as a 'Living Will', an Advance Decision is separate to a Will and a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), but similarly, it can only be made by a person who still has capacity to make the decision. They are commonly made by people who have been diagnosed with a terminal or degenerative illness, or by people with particular religious, spiritual or personal beliefs that are relevant to certain treatments.

Contact us today for a no obligation appointment to discuss your Advance Decision.