Legal matters

Advance directive: An explainer

What is an 'advance directive'?

White Swan Foundation

Living will to specify treatment for mental illness  An advance directive is a written document, like a living will. To specify how a person wishes to be cared for or treated for a mental illness; how they wish to not be cared for or treated for a mental illness; and the name of the person who they wish to appoint as their nominated representative.The nominated representative is someone who will make decisions on their behalf when they do not have the capacity to do so.

Living will to specify treatment for mental illness An advance directive is a written document, like a living will. To specify how a person wishes to be cared for or treated for a mental illness; how they wish to not be cared for or treated for a mental illness; and the name of the person who they wish to appoint as their nominated representative.The nominated representative is someone who will make decisions on their behalf when they do not have the capacity to do so.

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