There may come a time when you are unwell and cannot tell the people around you what
you do and do not want. By making plans, you can record your preferences for
treatment and care so that if you are ever in this situation, your wishes are known and
can be followed.
Recording your wishes allows you to express who you are and what is important to you. This gives you control over your treatment and care, and reassurance that the right decisions will be made. It can also be a good way to start conversations with your friends and family about what you want in the future.
The ‘Compassion in Dying – Panning Ahead’ provides a practical guide and includes the information you need to understand how treatment and care decisions are made, how you can plan ahead to ensure you stay in control of these decisions, and who to talk to and share your wishes with.
For more information visit Compassion in Dying.