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The ethics of advance directives are also complex. Is it right that individuals at one point in time can determine what treatment they will receive at a later point in time (see Dresser (1994))? Is it possible for someone to know what they will want when later becoming incompetent? Or do advance directives provide a way of helping people keep control of their lives, even when they lose capacity? How are decisions to be made on behalf of an incompetent person? KEY STATUTE This is (at first) an easy question.