Chapter 9. Scenarios F: Advance Decisions

  1. Bridgit Dimond

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697665.ch9a

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

How to Cite

Dimond, B. (2008) Scenarios F: Advance Decisions, in Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697665.ch9a

Author Information

  1. Emeritus Professor, University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405133593

Online ISBN: 9780470697665



  • advance decisions;
  • advance refusals;
  • mental capacity;
  • life-sustaining treatment;
  • health professionals


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • What situations would an advance decision cover?

  • Applicability of an advance decision

  • Life-Sustaining decisions

  • What would the situation be if the hospital used electronic records?

  • Effect of an advance decision

  • Disputes over advance decisions

  • Court ruling on validity of an advance decision

  • What can be refused?

  • Pregnant women and advance decisions

  • Advance decisions and best interests

  • Withdrawing or altering an advance decision

  • Requesting treatments by advance decision

  • Checklist to determine whether one is bound by an advance decision

  • References