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Creating an advance statement, sometimes known as a living, will mean that if you lack capacity for any reason your wishes and directives will be followed.
Lacking capacity can happen to anyone if you get a urine infection, a head injury, admitted as an emergency and for many other reasons temporary or permanent. Decisions about your care would be taken by medical staff.
E.g. If you do not want to be given certain foods, certain drugs or treatments you can refuse these in advance or if you would like certain treatments or supports you can express these as wishes in advance. This is especially important if you have food intolerances or reactions to drugs that may not be recognized by the health service. You may want treatments that are non standard and would otherwise be refused. You may want to avoid certain drugs being administered to you.
Without an advance statement you may be given treatments you do not want which could damage your health and wellbeing causing unnecessary distress.
We never like to think we can become unwell but it happens at any age and having expressed our views and directives in advance we can avoid a lot of the things we would not want and have more of the things we would like enabling a quicker recovery. This covers things at home as well as hospital.
This workbook has been checked by lawyers and contains all the information you need, in an easy to read format, so you can make an advanced statement that fits what you want and need. You do not need a solicitor and it can be completed at home. It contains a blank copy of a statement and plenty of ideas on other ways you can protect yourself.
We hope you never have to use your advance statement but if you do we want you to have one that meets your needs and is effective.