Frequently Asked Questions
1. What happens if I don’t have an Advance Care Directive in place and I am not able to make my own decisions?
2. What kind of disagreements can arise about an Advance Care Directive?
3. Who can help my Substitute Decision-Makers, relatives or friends resolve a conflict about my health, accommodation or personal issues?
4. How will my voice be heard during a conflict?
5. What if there is a dispute about my decision making capacity?
If you have appointed more than one Substitute Decision-Maker, there may be disagreements about a decision that needs to be made for you.
Sometimes, one Substitute Decision-Maker won’t pass on relevant information about health or accommodation issues to the other.
At other times they may stop relatives and friends from visiting you. Or a disagreement about a health matter may occur between the Substitute Decision-Maker/s and a health service.