Advance care directives not just for end of life
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 8

Advance Care Directives: Not Just for End of Life? PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 54 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Advance Care Directives: Not Just for End of Life?. Sandra L Bradley Kathy Williams Jean E Murray. Dementia Risk. 3 out of 4 Australians would take a test to predict their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease if it were available. They would like to know by the age of 41

Download Presentation

Advance Care Directives: Not Just for End of Life?

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Advance care directives not just for end of life

Advance Care Directives: Not Just for End of Life?

Sandra L Bradley

Kathy Williams

Jean E Murray


Dementia risk

Dementia Risk

3 out of 4 Australians would take a test to predict their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease if it were available.

  • They would like to know by the age of 41

  • More women than men would like to know

    (McLean, T ‘Most want to predict dementia risk’, Adelaidenow , 17 Feb 2008)


The ethics respect for autonomy

The Ethics: Respect for autonomy

Meaning- “self-government, self-sufficiency, self-determination” (Chan, H 2004, Bioethics, vol.18, no.2)

Origin – Western common law-based countries.

Importance – embedded in common law as a fundamental human right where actions on a person’s body without their consent equates to battery (Kerridge, I., Lowe, M., & Stewart, C. (2009). Ethics and Law for the Health Professions (3rd ed.).

Advance Care Directives – meant to protect patient autonomy in medical treatment and health care more broadly, including personal decisions about quality of life issues and choices.


Advance care directives not just for end of life

Question 1: Should ACDs for younger and healthier generations be encouraged from the perspective of personal autonomy or from a different perspective, such as ACDs being a social and community responsibility?

Autonomy

Social Justice


Advance care directives not just for end of life

Question 2: Can healthy Boomers adequately describe unwanted outcomes or circumstances they prefer to avoid with confidence that clinicians and SDMs will understand and be able to act upon these expressed wishes?


Advance care directives assisting the process

Advance Care Directives – assisting the process?

Advance Care Directives not only

promote choice: they preserve

and respect personal autonomy

But at what cost?


  • Login