Advance Health Directive

  • An Advance Health Directive comes into effect only if you are unable to make your own decisions
  • Some States and Territories have legislation which ensures that documentation of a patient’s directives about their future treatment are legally binding.
  • An Advance Health Directive does not include making financial decisions on your behalf

What is an Advance Health Directive?

What is the difference between Advance Care Planning and Advance Health Directives? Advance Care Planning usually refers to the process by which patients, together with their families and health care practitioners, consider their values and goals and articulate their preferences for future care. As…

What Does An Advance Health Directive Cover?

You may no longer be capable of making decisions due to severe brain damage or alzheimer’s disease, for example.  It also enables you to appoint an ‘attorney’ for making decisions on your behalf regarding your health and personal matters. This does not include…