Hak Pesakit bagi Melaksanakan Arahan Awal Perubatan

Suatu Gambaran Umum

Translated title of the contribution: Patient's right to implement an advance medical directive: An overview

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Every patient has the right to indicate what he wants or does not want performed on his body. The discussion about the patient's right to continue or refuse his medical treatment will affect his right to remain alive or not. A description of the patient's right set out in the Charter of Patients of Malaysian Medical Association (MMA). In this case, the consent of the patient is a crucial factor whether the doctors are allowed to continue medical treatment or not. Advance Medical Directive (AMD) is a special document to express the will of a competent patient whether to continue or refuse medical treatment of his future medical plan once he became incompetent. Reference is made in England and as a result has found that there is a specific provision in relation to AMD. By comparing to Malaysia, AMD is not considered a matter of common and its position in the legal aspect is still unclear. Thus, the objective of this article was to discuss the rights of adult patients with regard to AMD in Malaysia and the legal basis related to it. The methods used in this paper is qualitative. The results of this paper is hope to give a clearer picture on the right of adult patients related to the implementation of AMD in Malaysia.

Original languageMalay
Pages (from-to)353-359
Number of pages7
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

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Hak Pesakit bagi Melaksanakan Arahan Awal Perubatan : Suatu Gambaran Umum. / Zahir, Mohd Zamre Mohd; Tengku Zainudin, Tengku Noor Azira; Yaakob, Haniwarda; A. Rajamanickam, Ramalinggam; Harunarashid, Husyairi; Mohd. Shariff, Ahmad Azam; Abd. Rahman, Zainunnisaa; Hatta, Muhammad.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 48, No. 2, 01.02.2019, p. 353-359.

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