Useful information for patients, carers and families
Advanced Care Planning
When someone is living with a life limiting condition, it can be helpful to plan ahead for a time when you might be less well and approaching the end of your life. This might involve thinking about what you would or wouldn’t want to happen and what is important to you. We call this advanced care planning. We would encourage discussing these wishes with family or carers but also to share this with health professionals involved in your care.
Below are a number of resources that patients or family/carers might find helpful:
At a Loss
is the UK’s national bereavement signposting website. You can easily find bereavement support services appropriate to your loss and wherever you live in one place, along with practical information, helpful resources and helplines. AtAloss.org also hosts GriefChat- a free web chat service if you would like advice or to ‘talk'. Our service is offered free to anyone bereaved - whatever their age, gender or cultural background - and anyone supporting bereaved people.