Using this website
When creating an Advance Decision, you may have to face up to difficult decisions about circumstances you have never experienced. This website makes the process clear and simple. We provide information about the consequences of refusing treatments. This means you can plan ahead and make decisions about your future healthcare with a good understanding of the implications. An Advance Decision is as important as a will. We recommend that you first browse the website so that you can think through the issues it raises for you.
It is helpful in addition to prepare an Advance Statement that will give the healthcare professionals and carers a guide to your preferences, wishes, beliefs and values. An Advance Statement will put your Advance Decision in the context of your life. You can find out more about the Advance Statement here.
Who to talk to
Should you require further advice about creating an Advance Decision, you could talk to your GP or any other healthcare professionals closely involved with your care.
You should also talk to members of your family or people who help to look after you. There are also organisations that provide advice, information and support on different illnesses.