There are different ways that someone can record their wishes and choices for their care towards the end of their life. This is sometimes called advance care planning.
Advance care planning can help the person you are caring for think about the future. It can be a way of communicating what they want to professionals and others involved. As their carer, it may help you to feel less uncertain about making decisions. It can also make things easier for you and others close to them if they become unable to make decisions for themselves.
Advance care planning can include Power of Attorney, an Advance Statement, an Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment or making a will.
It may feel very emotional to discuss these arrangements with the person you are caring for. We have more information about talking to someone who has cancer. It has tips about having difficult conversations and coping with your emotions.