Will my Advance Directive always be followed?

When deciding whether or not to follow your advance directive, your clinician will consider five questions and they are…….

No. When deciding whether or not to follow your advance directive, your clinician will consider five questions:

  • Were you competent to make the decision when you made the advance directive?
  • Did you make the decision of your own free will?
  • Were you sufficiently informed to make the decision?
  • Did you intend your directive to apply to the present circumstances, which may be different from those anticipated?
  • Is the advance directive out of date?

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Category: Advanced Care Directive

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