Welcome to the Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment website.

We aim to provide you with all the advice and information you might require regarding this issue.

You should aim to get as much professional input into this decision as you can. You should seek the advice of a medical social worker, who is someone that, among other things, works with patients who have a chronic illness such as cancer, Alzheimer's or AIDS. Medical social workers also work with grief counseling for the families of such patients to help them adjust to the situation. Medical social workers work in hospital, clinic, and hospices, and can help you with all aspects of the issue of refusing treatment. They can help you with documenting your last wishes and wills, and can assist with DNR (do not resuscitate) orders.

Knowing how you want the bureaucratic side of the situation handled is important, so that you don’t have to worry about problems outside of the big one you are already facing. Even where is a living will in place, a power of attorney should be so too. This will help to ensure that all issues are thoroughly covered and you know you will be taken care of the way you want to at the end of your life.

A living will covers what to do and not do when there are end of life decisions to be made. A living will covers DNR or Do Not Resuscitate Orders, which allow you to specify whether you wish to be resuscitated or receive CPR. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment.

Advance Decisions To Refuse Treatment (ADRT) and the law information site.

This site is brand new and is concerned with helping users choose the right treatment on the NHS. Please note this website is for informational purposes only and is in no way associated with the NHS or any other health authority in England and Wales.