Our new Advance Decision Notice gives members even more protection
New Advance Decision Notice
Members old and new should have by now received our new Welcome Pack that we sent out by email. Included in the Welcome Pack is the updated Advance Decision Notice (ADN), and this new version adds yet another layer of protection to your medical directives with the addition of a very important document.
Advanced Decision Notice Addendum
Aside from allowing more flexibility on the ADN to choose the directives you want in a clinical setting, we’ve now added an extra page: the Addendum. This document details the medical definitions of controversial procedures and treatments you may want to consider as you complete your ADN. This makes the Addendum useful to have to hand as a reference tool as you work through the itemised list of treatments to choose or reject on your ADN.
The final section of the Addendum lists all the controversial drugs currently being used – particularly in hospitals and care homes – to help you choose the treatment you feel is right for you. However, new drugs are being introduced or used with a different purpose to that originally intended on a regular basis, so check in to the blog or our social media groups for updates from time-to-time.
Follow the instructions in your Welcome Pack
We suggest you follow the instructions in your Welcome Pack to find out how best to use the Addendum, as this additional document supports your declaration that you had mental competence at the time of completing your ADN – meaning it would be incredibly hard for family, medical staff, or a court to argue against your directives.
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My Medical Choice is all about your Medical Autonomy and making sure the emergency team treating you follows your specific wishes. When used correctly, it is a powerful system that can notify medical teams about allergies, procedures etc., right down to more personalised decisions such as people concerned about mRNA in blood, and/or, wanting a solution to vaccinated blood (as listed in the examples in some articles).
My Medical Choice is not here to judge your decision, it is about empowering people to have control over their own healthcare.
Just a friendly reminder that no information in this publication constitutes legal or medical advice from My Medical Choice or any of our affiliates and the contents of this document are for educational and support purposes only.