Advance care planning
Thinking about the final stages of life can be difficult, but planning ahead makes it more likely that you’ll be cared for in the way that you would prefer.
Making an advance statement
An advance statement records your wishes about future care, ensuring that everyone knows what’s important to you if you lose the ability to speak for yourself.
Advance decision to refuse treatment (living wills)
An advance decision records your preferences about medical treatment, in case you lose the capacity to make decisions in the future. Find out what can be included and how to make one.
‘Do not attempt resuscitation’ decisions
Thinking about whether you would want to be resuscitated in the event of an emergency is a complex issue. We tackle the confusion around ‘do not attempt resuscitation’ (DNAR) decisions, and explain how and when they are made.
Living with a terminal illness can be expensive. We examine what financial help is available.
What is a Power of Attorney and why should you set one up? We also explain about Lasting Power of Attorney.
Death is a difficult subject to discuss with family and friends, but good communication benefits everyone.