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So far this year, a total of 42 pre-will appearances have already been registered, thirty of which have been filed with SCS officials and twelve have been authenticated before a notary.

The Department of Health Services of the Health District of La Palma, of the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, in collaboration with the City Council of Puntalana, held a workshop on Advance Manifestations of Will (AMV) on Tuesday, April 1, 9. And they are already preserved.

An activity taught by Ángeles Guerra Lorenzo and Teresa Rodríguez Hernández, primary care nurses from the Department of Health Services of the Health District of La Palma, and Notary Lucia Badia Abad, aimed at all island residents interested in knowing more details about a living will.

During the meeting, the attendees were introduced to the development of anti-vehicle mines since 2023 on the island, as the service began to be provided in La Palma through the Ministry of Health. Thus, in that year, 74 prior manifestations of will were registered, of which 44, 59.46 percent, were presented before an official, while so far this year in 2024, 42 MAVs have already been formalized on the island, of which thirty That is, 71.43 percent were approved before an official.

This brings the possibility of conducting AVMs closer to the inhabitants of the palm tree.

A prior manifestation of will

The main function of the MAV is that the donor person records his preferences and instructions in writing regarding the health care and health treatments that he agrees to receive or refuse, so that they can be respected and applied by health professionals at the moment when you do not have the ability to express them personally and it is necessary to take action. Healthy.

Other aspects that can be reflected in an AVM are vital goals and personal values, as well as the fate of the body or organs once the person dies, or even in the event that euthanasia is accepted or rejected, as regulated by Organic Law 3/2021, of March 24.

At the same time, this document allows the appointment of one or more people trusted by the donor to act as a representative, whose function will be to ensure correct compliance with the values ​​and instructions contained in the registered document.

How and where AVM is performed

The MAV can be carried out before officials of the Ministry of Health or before any notary affiliated with the Notary College of the Canary Islands, once the relevant license is available, as stipulated in the agreement concluded between the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands. Canary Islands and the College of Notaries of the Canary Islands.

In the case of La Palma, interested parties can obtain information by calling 012 (922 470 012), at the headquarters of the District Health Directorate of the island, located on Hermenegildo Rodríguez Méndez Street, No. 1, in the capital of La Palma. Tuesdays from 9am to 1pm, and also at Los Llanos de Aridani Health Center on Wednesdays at the same time.

For more information about the AVM procedure, you can consult Web

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