Everyone approaching the end of life needs to have a holistic assessment and the opportunity to express and record their wishes, choices and preferences about their care in a care plan.
In some cases, individuals may want to make an advance decision to refuse treatment, should they lack capacity to make such a decision in the future. Others may want to set out more general wishes and preferences, known as an Advance Statement, about how they are cared for and where they would wish to die. This is also known as Advance Care Planning.
For Children & Young People planning there is a national Advance Care Plan that can be used to support discussions with families and Health, Social and Voluntary care professionals.
The recent release of the Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care highlights the importance of each person is seen as an individual and helping people to take control with systems for person centred care.