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?




In situations where there is conflict or doubt in relation to an Advance Care Directive, the Public Advocate can be asked to make a statement about your capacity to make a specific decision.

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