Title

Advance care planning: rights and responsibilities

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Cartwright, CM 2006, 'Advance Care Planning: rights and responsibilities', Australian Health Consumer, vol. 2005-06, no. 2, pp. 5-6.

Published version available from:

https://www.chf.org.au/australian-health-consumer.php

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Advance care planning allows competent patients to record their wishes for treatment they would or would not want if, at some future time, they are no longer competent. The purpose of advance directives and legislation affecting end-of-life issues are discussed.