Module introduction

By the end of this module, we hope you will:


  • be able to explain the legal framework for making advance statements in Scotland


  • be able to advise patients regarding the potential benefits and limitations of making an advance statement


  • be aware of the necessity of documenting and informing if any advance statement is overridden


  • be aware of some of the differences in the use of advance statements (or advance directives) in other legislatures.



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