Living Will (Scotland)
You can use this document to create a ‘Living Will’. A Living Will is used to express your wishes in relation to medical treatment options. The document contains both advance statements and/or advance directives.
- An advance statement is a statement of what mental health treatment you would or would not like to receive in the event of future incapacity as a result of mental illness.
- An advance directive is a general statement of your views and wishes. It allows you to state your preferences and indicate what treatment or care you would like to receive should you, in the future, be unable to decide or communicate your wishes for yourself. It can include non-medical things such as your food preferences (e.g. due to religious beliefs) or whether you would prefer a bath to a shower.
In Scotland the position with respect to Advance Directives is uncertain as there is no law that makes them legally binding. While there is no guarantee that they would have effect, they might be very persuasive and you may still want to make one to leave a record of your wishes to guide those deciding upon your care.
This document is suitable for use in Scotland only.
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