Though many people area aware of the LPA (Lasting Power of Attorney) fewer seem to be aware of or happy to discuss ACP (Advance Care Planning) or make an AMD (Advance Medical Directive). At Katong Family Clinic we believe it is important to plan for the future including when you may not be able to make your wishes known yourself due to illness or accident.
As well as the LPA, which allows one to appoint donees to make financial and personal decisions in the case that one loses mental capacity, we are able to guide you through the process of applying for an AMD which is a legally binding document that you can sign if it is your preference not to have extraordinary life-sustaining treatment in the event you become terminally ill and unable to communicate your wishes and where death is imminent.
Read this article from the New Paper on April 2017.
Dr Sarah Packer is a Family Physician with a special interest in women's and children's health.