Module introduction

By completing this module, we hope that you will:


  • become familiar with the terminology used in advance decision-making


  • gain a broad knowledge of the legal position of ADRTs in England and Wales


  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of mental capacity and how it relates to ADRTs


  • become aware of the practicalities related to making and interpreting an ADRT


  • become familiar with the strengths and limitations of advance statements and ADRTs, both practical and theoretical


  • know the relevant questions to ask about an ADRT if presented with one


  • gain an understanding of how and when to question the validity of an ADRT according to the legal definitions of validity.



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