WHAT IS AN ADVANCE DECISION TO REFUSE TREATMENT AND HOW TO MAKE ONE?

WHAT IS AN ADVANCE DECISION TO REFUSE TREATMENT AND HOW TO MAKE ONE?

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Everyone has the right to make healthcare decisions for themselves (ie: consent or refuse medical treatments or interventions) if the person is a competent adult. However, when a person lacks capacity (ie: becomes unable to make or communicate your decisions), the doctors in charge will make decisions for the patient based on his/her best interest. In such cases, the principle of sanctity of life prevails – which means doctors will do whatever it takes to preserve your life.

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Chan Zi Xin

Chan Zi Xin is currently pursuing a Master in Medical Law (LLM) in the University of Liverpool as a Hodgson scholar. Having had her own articles published in Brickfields Law Review and Liverpool’s Law Bulletin, Zi Xin also led the operation of the University of Liverpool’s Law Review as the Deputy Editor In Chief (2016-17). Besides, Zi Xin currently volunteers with Healthwatch Liverpool as a social worker, where she acts as an advocate to help monitor and influence the provision of health and social care services in Liverpool. Zi Xin is also an avid squash player where she played for the university team and coached junior players.

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