MAC14480 E03 cover

Planning ahead for end of life, Scotland

Booklet
Published: 30 Nov 2019
Next review: 30 Nov 2022
Edition: 3
MAC14480 E03 cover

This booklet is about some of the ways you can plan ahead and make choices about your future care if you live in Scotland.

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Published: 30 Nov 2019
Next review: 30 Nov 2022
Edition: 3

This booklet is about some of the ways you can plan ahead and make choices about your future care if you live in Scotland.

About this booklet

Planning for your future care is also called advance care planning. It is important in case you ever become unable to make choices yourself. For example, this could be if your health changes and you become unconscious or lose capacity (the ability) to make decisions about treatment.

This booklet should help you to:

- think about what is important to you and the ways you can plan ahead

- talk about your plans with the people close to you, and with the health and social care professionals involved in your care

- start making plans so that the people involved in your care know what is important to you – for example by writing a will, or making a power of attorney or advance directive.

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