ADVANCE HEALTH DIRECTIVES LAWYERS

ADVANCE HEALTH DIRECTIVES LAWYERS2019-02-11T08:54:47+00:00

At Friedman Lurie Singh & D’Angelo we specialize in advising on and preparing Advance Health Directives and other end-of-life documents.

Only dedicated, experienced, specialist lawyers will have the conduct of your matter!

We do not delegate your important matters to articled clerks or para-legals like some firms do. We have never believed in this as it simply duplicates work and increases costs.

Medical science has advanced in leaps and bounds in recent times. Today medical science is able to prolong life almost irrespective of the condition of the patient, sometimes for very long periods of time.

The medical profession has the Hippocratic Oath which effectively means that doctors are bound to keep a patient alive through artificial life support systems and extraordinary medical measures, whatever the wishes of the patient or the likely long -term outcome to the patient.

It is our strongly held view that people should have the choice to live or to pass away with dignity, particularly when there is no reasonable prospect of the ever again enjoying a reasonable quality of life.

Who is Friedman Lurie Singh & D’Angelo?

We are an experienced and trusted firm of lawyers based in Perth with five offices across the metro area.

We have specialists in several areas of law including family law, personal injury law, criminal law, commercial and civil law.

Call us on 08-9254-0000 or complete the form on this page to submit your enquiry online. We respond to most online requests in one business day or less.

Preserving the life of some patients is also often at the considerable expense to the quality of life of those loved ones who are nearest and dearest to the patient.

Euthanasia is illegal in Western Australia and this complicates the issue.

Parliament introduced a new act, the Acts Amendment (Advance Health Care Planning) Act 2006, which authorises the making of an Advanced Health Directive which enables the maker to give (in advance) directions to their medical management team and others regarding their personal health and treatment decisions in the unfortunate event they become unable to give such instructions themselves.

The Advance Health Directive is a binding direction, in writing, as to what the maker wishes his/her appointee, family, and the medical profession/carers to do if he/she is unable to give that direction himself/herself.

The Advance Health Directive gives a clear instruction of the maker’s wishes to those who will need to make decisions for him/her regarding the nature and extent of treatment the maker desires (or does not desire, as the case may be).

For those who are involved in long term patient care and where there is no reasonable prospect of any quality of life, the Advance Health Directive is a most useful instruction and often relieves family members of the significant burden of decision making at a very difficult time.

The preparation of an Advance Health Directive at a time that the maker is of full mental capacity and with the full capacity competently to give instructions for the making of the Advance Health Directive has been found to be of great benefit to loved ones and members of the medical profession, who can take comfort in knowing what the maker wants to be done at a time he/she cannot express those wishes.

The Advance Health Directive is only one of the matters which need to be considered when giving attention to what might happen in the future.

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Why you should Contact Us

We have 5 conveniently located offices in Perth, Jindalee, Joondalup, South Lake and Rockingham to deal with your matter. You do not need to come into town to see us! We are in your local area for your convenience!

We have a dedicated team of lawyers who love their involvement in law and enjoy providing high quality legal services at a competitive price to members of the public of Western Australia, which we have been doing since 1989.

For all your Advance Health Directive enquiries, call us for a free no obligation telephone consult on 08 9254-0000 or submit an online enquiry using the form below.

For all other legal enquiries or to make an appointment with one of our helpful legal staff, call us to schedule a consult on 08 9254-0000. We respond to most requests within 1 business day.