Advance Healthcare Directives – Living Wills – An update December 2020

Advance Healthcare Directives (AHDs) allow people to express their wishes about any medical treatment in circumstances where they may become incapacitated in the future.  Sometimes the terms living will, advance decision or advance refusal are used. People sometimes make AHDs to limit the treatment given in order not to continue life support, for example, a Do Not Resuscitate Order. Other people make AHDs in order to express a wish that they want all possible treatments to be provided. The Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015 provides a legal framework for Advance Healthcare Directives in Ireland, but this part of the Act has not yet been commenced. This one hour lecture covers the legal issues surrounding AHDs.

The lecture covers a number of topics, including:

  • The doctrine of consent
  • Capacity
  • Anticipatory decisions
  • The Assisted Decision Making Capacity Act 2015
  • Definition of an AHD and who can make one
  • What needs to be in an AHD
  • Role of the Courts

Teaching method:  

e-Lecture, PowerPoint;

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour

To book this lecture please refer to: 2023 Legal CPD programme

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