MedMij FHIR IG - TreatmentDirective
Publication date: 02-10-2017
Status wikipage: final
A treatment instruction includes an agreed constraint in the treatment based on the oral or written living will of the patient.
A good overview of treatment instructions based on the wishes of the patient or their authorized representative on (un)desired treatments is important in a patient’s care. A concise, orderly list is of particular importance in acute care situations. Due to the large variety of symptoms, the situation concerns not only a CPR setting, but also cases in which the patient’s condition rapidly worsens as a result of existing symptoms. A healthcare provider consulting this information can discuss these existing treatment instructions with the patient, the patient’s family or the patient’s authorized representative and possibly include the instructions in their policy.