An Advance Health Directive (AHD) is a legal document in which you can set out your wishes when it comes to future care and treatment should you become ill. If you are unable to make reasonable judgments and/or decisions about your health treatment an AHD can come into effect. An AHD can help alleviate a lot of the uncertainty that can occur if you cannot speak for yourself.
This document covers your preferred medical treatment and outlines the information relevant for healthcare professionals including conditions, allergies and religious or cultural beliefs. An AHD is considered a living Will, and not only upholds your wishes, but eases stress for your family members who will no longer be forced to make any life changing decisions on your behalf.
Our Toowoomba team at Kennedy Spanner is able to cover all aspects of an AHD whether they’re general specifications or more advanced proceedings. The AHD document enables you to create advanced instructions regarding medical treatments and measures associated with your accepted quality of life.
If you are over the age of 18, understand the nature and consequences of personal healthcare decisions and have the capacity to communicate your decisions, then you may do an advanced health directive. Our team of lawyers are more than happy to assist you in developing an advanced health directive form.
The best time to do so is now, before any serious health issues arise. Urgency is encouraged for those with worsening medical conditions, suspect hospital admission or chronic conditions with potential complications.
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