Call for Discussion
Humanists Malta, with the valuable input of relevant persons/bodies has compiled a discussion paper on the introduction of legally-enforceable Living Wills.
Living Wills would enable competent adults to give instructions about the medical care which they consent to, or reject, if they are unable to make or communicate decisions at the relevant time. (They would not, of course, allow for requests for any treatment, such as assisted dying, which are contrary to law.)
The document goes into more detail but, briefly, our view is that, just as everyone has the human right to consent to, or reject, medical treatment, they should also have a right to record binding decisions for future use.
We should be grateful for any comments on our proposals, and would be glad to discuss them further.
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