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Section 1: Advance
decision-making – definitions and limitations
(1.1) Section 1: Advance decision-making – definitions and
(1.2) Contemporaneous decisions
(1.3) Advance statements
(1.4) What is an Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment?
(1.5) What an ADRT is not
(1.6) Why make an Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment?
(1.7) Why make an Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment?
(1.8) Limitations of ADRTs
(1.9) Risks of ADRTs
(1.10) Section 1: Recap
(1.11) Section 1:
Section 2: Advance Decisions to
Refuse Treatment – legal aspects
(2.1) Section 2: Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment – legal
(2.2) The law and ADRTs: background
(2.3) The law and ADRTs: current position
(2.4) The Mental Capacity Act and ADRTs
(2.5) Clinical vignette: when an ADRT may no longer be valid
(2.7) Clinical vignette: a difficult dilemma
(2.8) Arguments for following the ADRT through
(2.9) Arguments against following the ADRT through
(2.11) Recommended action
(2.12) ADRTs and capacity
(2.13) Interactive activity: principles of capacity
(2.14) Statutory criteria for assessing capacity
(2.15) Clinical vignette: a common scenario
(2.16) Questions to consider
(2.17) Questions to consider
(2.18) Questions to consider
(2.20) Recommended action
(2.21) Capacity: information-giving and decision-making
(2.22) What about the Mental Health Act 1983?
(2.23) What about the Mental Health Act 1983?
(2.24) Section 2: Recap
(2.25) Section 2:
Section 3: Advance Decisions –
(3.1) Section 3: Advance Decisions – practical aspects
(3.2) Clinical vignette: the patient who wants to make an
(3.4) Recommended points for discussion
(3.5) Making an ADRT: starting the process
(3.6) Making an ADRT: format
(3.7) Making an ADRT: witnesses and distribution
(3.8) Clinical vignette: discussing an ADRT with a patient
(3.9) Factors to consider
(3.10) Section 3: Recap
(3.11) Section 3: