Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment (ADRT)
Previously known as a living will or advance directive, this is a decision you can make to refuse a specific type of treatment at some time in the future. If you want to refuse life sustaining treatments such as artificial ventilation this needs to be in writing, signed and witnessed. It is advisable that you discuss it with a health professional who is fully aware of your medical history.
An advance decision to refuse treatment is legally binding and will only be used if you lose the ability to make your own decisions in the future. Taking this step can bring benefits but may also risk harm or unintended effects. It is a good idea to discuss the risks as well as the intended benefits with a healthcare professional who is fully aware of your medical history.
The following forms are also available to view:
|ADRT Patient Information Form||My ADRT Form|
|ADRT Decision Making Checklist||How to complete an ADRT Form|