What Is Advance Care Directive?

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In this current case a range of different elements are present that contribute to the treatment that Marion may or may not receive. The team that is treating Marion need to be very carful to ensure that they follow correct procedure and seek information on Marion’s alleged Advance Care Directive. This directive has enabled Marion to, ‘make clear legal arrangements for your future health care, end of life, preferred living arrangements and other personal matters’ (Appointing Substitute Decision-Makers. 2016). Marion’s parents have stated that she has this directive in place, however the treatment team will have to confirm this by obtaining a copy and not going off her word. If this set in place by Marion it will supply the treatment team with …show more content…
If this is current and to be true, the treating team will have to follow these directives. However, if it seen that there is a high chance the baby will survive two practitioners who believe this could overrule her advance care directive and any substitute decision maker if one is in place if this current event is not clearly listed in her instructions Advance Care Directives Act 2013 (SA), s. 32(3). If, however no Advance Care Directive is to be found the treating team would follow the directions of the doctor who will asses the best outcome for Marion and the child in the current situation Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act 1995 (SA), s. 13(1) (b).

In this case with Jess the MO could respond by explaining to her that the decision for her treatment is left with her parents as she is a minor according to the Children’s Protection Act 1993 Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA), S. 6 (1). The legal age in which Jess would
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An action that Kerry could take is to create an Advance Care Directive with clear instructions that if she were to lose the capacity to make a decision in the event of an emergency that no treatment would be supplied. In the creation of this legal document her wishes will be upheld by law and to be followed by all medical staff as Kerry is, “entitled to refuse health care of any kind, or to require it to be stopped, including health care that saves or prolongs his or her life” Advance Care Directives Act 2013 (SA), s. 6(1). While this Advance care directive will ensure Kerry and her wishes are upheld other measures can be put in place to ensure that her instructions are further followed and in the case it is actioned to be alerted to family. This is able to be done though a Substitute Decision-Maker that Kerry can appoint to explain reasoning and uphold what has been listed in her Advance Care Directive. By appointing a Substitute Decision-Maker Kerry will also reduce any conflict within her family as this person would clearly know Kerry’s wishes and decisions and why she wishes for them to be actioned in this way (Information for you

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