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Decision to Refuse Treatment

Advance Decision to refuse treatment – there may be certain medical treatments that you don’t want to receive, and you can write these down as an advance decision in the event that you have lost capacity (the ability to make decisions for yourself) and are not able to communicate your wishes. This is a legally binding document and will only be used if you lose the capacity to make or communicate decisions. Your GP and medical team need to know about these decisions so they can include it in your medical notes, they can also help you by explaining possible treatments and what it might mean if you choose not to have them.

If you have both an Advance Decision and LPA for Health and Welfare in place, the one which was made the most recently takes priority.


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Refusing treatment

Refusing medical treatment is a personal decision that should be made after careful consideration of the risks and benefits. If you have decided that you do not want to undergo a particular treatment or procedure, there are several steps you can take to communicate your decision to your healthcare provider:

  1. Talk to your healthcare provider: Schedule a meeting with your doctor or healthcare provider to discuss your decision. Be honest and clear about your reasons for refusing treatment. Ask any questions you may have about the risks and benefits of the treatment, as well as any alternative options.
  2. Consider a second opinion: If you are unsure about your decision or feel that you need more information, consider seeking a second opinion from another healthcare provider.
  3. Complete the necessary paperwork: If you decide to refuse treatment, your healthcare provider will likely ask you to sign a form indicating your decision. Be sure to read the form carefully and ask any questions you may have before signing.