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Dignity SA - Legally Assisted Dying (Euthanasia) in South Africa
Advance Directive Planning Guide and Advance Directive Form
What is an Advance Directive?
An Advance Directive is a document in which you make known your wishes for your personal care, and for your medical treatment or non-treatment. It only comes into effect if you are found to lack capacity to make personal decisions.
Without an Advance Directive you may be subject to aggressive medical intervention, which you may not want to have. Or you may have a specific medical condition for which you do want all available treatment.
Planning ahead with an Advance Directive can give your principal caregiver, family members, and other loved ones peace of mind when it comes to making decisions about your future health care. It lets everyone know what is important to you, and what is not. Talking about death with those close to us is not about being ghoulish or giving up on life, but a way to ensure greater quality of life, even when faced with a life-limiting illness or tragic accident. When your loved ones are clear about your preferences for treatment, they’re free to devote their energy to care and compassion.
Download your copy of DSA’s Advance Directive Planning Guide (23 pages):
Download your copy of DSA’s Advance Directive Form (7 pages):
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