PAD Stories

"This time, with a PAD, I did not receive any treatments that I did not want. They were very respectful.  I really felt like the hospital took better care of me because I had my PAD. In fact, I think it's the best care that I've ever received."

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What does a PAD allow me to do?

A PAD generally permits you to plan for, consent to, or refuse future treatment, such as:

  • hospital admission
  • administration of medication
  • electroconvulsive treatment (ECT)

A PAD permits you to make these decisions in advance, anticipating that you may experience crisis at some future time when you will not be able to make decisions or communicate your wishes about treatment.