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Advance care planning makes sure people know what your wishes are when it comes to your treatment and future care. We have advice to help you plan ahead.
Planning ahead can help people know how you would like to be cared for if you ever become unable to make choices yourself.
When planning ahead, you may want to document where and how you would like to be cared for. This is in case you become too unwell to tell people.
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) allows you to choose someone to make decisions on your behalf.
A power of attorney allows you to choose someone to make decisions on your behalf.
An advance decision to refuse treatment (ADRT) tells other people about any specific treatments that you do not want to have in certain situations.
An advance directive is a written statement of your wishes to refuse certain treatments in the future.
It is possible to donate your organs and tissue if you have had cancer, but it may affect what you can donate.
Planning your funeral in advance means your family and friends can arrange the type of funeral you would like.
You can plan ahead in simple steps. You do not need to follow all these steps in order. Do what feels right for you and take your time.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 aims to protect people who cannot make a decision for themselves.
The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 aims to protect people who cannot make a decision for themselves.