VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND NEWSLETTER / JANUARY 1998
Living will materials from VESS
Simple living will - this contains the minimum requirements also suggested
by the British Medical Association and is very quick and easy to complete;
often preferred as an initial document by people in general good health.
Full living will - a more detailed document for those who wish to put a
little more thought into the provisions they wish to make should they become
incapacitated. The result of much research, this document is highly recommended.
It includes an optional scenario-based values history section.
Full values history - a dialogue based approach to establish closer communication
with significant others or health care professionals. Addresses key causal
attitudes rather than the specific results desired. Optional document that
may be used to supplement, or replace, a living will. The full values history
is also especially recommended for hospice use or where there is opposition
to living wills.
Carrying wallet - useful plastic wallet holding a copy of your living will.
Also includes an attention card. Especially recommended when going into
hospital, but can also be carried in a handbag etc.
Alert card - plastic and credit card sized, it draws attention to the fact
that you have signed a living will, says how to reach with the doctor where
your living will is filed. Fits easily in a wallet or purse.
Attention stickers - blue and white self-adhesive stickers to go at the
front of medical records to alert health care workers to the existence
of a living will.
Booklet: A living will - Making it work. A complete guide.
PLEASE NOTE: the above items have all been supplied to new members since
their first issue, and most supplied at various intervals with the Newsletters.
Members requiring replacement items, please contact the Office.