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An Explanation of Advance Care Directives

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An advance care directive is a legally binding document that outlines a patient’s directions and/or preferences in regards to medical treatment. It is used in the event of incapacitation where the patient does not have the decision-making capacity to communicate their wishes.

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Advance care directives are a critical form of documentation that communicate the patient’s instructions and wishes, taking the burden of decision-making off loved ones. In the case of sudden deterioration, it is essential to know where a patient’s advance care directive can be found and understand how it works.

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Emma Caire
02 Jun 2020
Great explanation, easy to digest
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Helen
25 Apr 2021
I thought this resource gave a good general review and listed the various resources to follow up on.
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Deanne Semon
27 Apr 2021
Very informative.
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Richard Evetts
04 Jun 2020
A description of advanced care directives that may be useful.
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bernie harbrow
12 Aug 2020
clear and informative.
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Adi Tabaiwalu
15 Aug 2021
Shorta and easy to understand
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Catherine Silva
01 Jun 2020
Very interesting and important in my setting at the GP surgery.
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Remya Mixon
31 Mar 2021
It was very informative
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Jai Abraham
21 Oct 2020
very informative.
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Helen PARK
06 Jun 2020
Interesting presentation that everyone should know for their own personal and to assist family and patients to achieve their wishes when struck by illness or sudden injuries like involvement in a serious car accident, stroke or life threatening illness.
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