What Is An Advance Decision To Refuse Treatment and How To Make One?

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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