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An Advance Directive sets out instructions for what type of medical treatment, if any, you want administered in case you are unable to communicate your wishes at that time. Examples of instructions in an Advance Directive include whether you want to be put on a respirator or have a feeding tube, and whether you should be resuscitated if you stop breathing. It is not a document that distributes your assets after you die.

An Advance Directive is a statement signed by a person setting out in advance the treatment wanted or not wanted in the event of becoming unwell in the future. An advance directive is a good way to gain more control over your treatment and care, should you experience an episode of mental incapacity, which leaves you unable to decide or communicate your preferences at the time.

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Anyone who is legally competent to make a healthcare choice, has the right to make an advance directive, under the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights. 

Anyone who is legally competent to make a healthcare choice, has the right to make an advance directive, under the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights.

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Your Advance Directive should focus on treatment and care. For example, you could state the treatments you do or don’t want to be given when you are in a crisis. This includes drugs or ECT and, the places you would prefer to receive treatment. Such as hospital, home or a crisis house.

Your Advance Directive should focus on treatment and care. For example, you could state the treatments you do or don’t want to be given when you are in a crisis. This includes drugs or ECT and, the places you would prefer to receive treatment. Such as hospital, home or a crisis house.

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